Jonathan Lorenzo

University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2019

Major: Mathematical Economics

Minor: American Public Policy

Jonathan Delgadillo Lorenzo (Jon) is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he studied Mathematical Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. He intends to pursue graduate studies in Economics to contribute towards research on socioeconomic mobility and inequality. He looks forward to researching these inequities within the health space and further defining his research interests.

Jon’s research interest in health inequities comes from his immigrant, low-income upbringing in inner-cuty Los Angeles. He was socialized to believe he shouldn’t visit the doctor unless he was physically sick enough to miss school – a visit would cost his mom a full day of pay his family could not afford. He was also taught to distrust doctor prescriptions as his immigrant mom worried about over prescriptions and unnecessary medications and treatments.

Over the summer, Jon is working with Drs. Ashley Swanson and Matthew Grennan on various research projects, including conflicts of interest between physicians and firms in pharmaceutical and medical device markets, increasing market power effect of physician-hospital integration on physician prices, and aligning incentives for physicians and hospitals post integration. He is also working with Dr. Juan Pablo Atal on two projects studying inequality in access to healthcare globally, and both costs and benefits of public insurance coverage for private emergency room facilities.

Outside of research, Jon is extremely passionate about exploring his indigenous Zapotec background through performing at cultural events with the trumpet, eating traditional food, and studying his family’s history. He also loves to follow politics through independent media, and to play video games online with his two younger brothers in Los Angeles.

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