Mateo Useche Rosania

Mateo Useche Rosania

Macalaster College, Class of 2024

Major: Economics

Minor: Environmental Studies and Statistics

Mateo Useche Rosania is a rising junior, pursuing a degree in Economics with a Statistics and Environmental Studies minor during his time at Macalester College. He is interested in learning about the complexities of the healthcare system, especially for the marginalized communities and looking at the shortcomings of the current system in place. Rosania hopes to use his opportunity in the SUMR program to apply his knowledge of the American healthcare system and apply it to Latin America. He has seen firsthand the inefficiencies of the healthcare system in Ecuador and Colombia, and he wants to work towards universal health care. To him, access to good healthcare should be a natural right, like life is.

During SUMR, he will be working on two projects. One of them is with Katherine Miller, PhD which focuses on home-caregiving with the aging population during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Additionally, he will be working on a project titled: Examining Unfairness in CMS’s Hierarchial Conditions Categories (HCC). He will be working on this with three PI’s Ravi Parihk, MD, MPP; Amol Navathe, MD, PhD; and Kristin Linn, PhD. The primary focus of this project is to look at algorithm bias in the HCC score and look at the trends.

At Macalester, he is part of the Cross Country and Track & Field teams throughout the year. He is passionate about international development and is involved with the International Student Office to help incoming internationals as much as possible.