Boris Kohler

Boris Kohler

University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2025

Major: Mathematical Economics

Boris Kohler is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Mathematical
Economics. He is passionate about examining the intersection between health and
economics using quantitative analysis. Some of his more specific interests involve drug
policy, drug development, and aging. After graduation, Kohler hopes to pursue a
graduate education in public health or economics.

As part of the SUMR program, Kohler participated in two research projects. Firstly, he
worked under Jere Behrman and Vikesh Amin studying the casual
relationship between education and health.

Kohler also worked with William Smith and explores financial incentives to increase treatment attendance in first-episode
psychosis care. At the University of Pennsylvania, he works as a research assistant under Vikesh
Amin studying the effects of schooling on long-term health. He participates in the Club
Water Polo Team and serves as Social Chair. He also takes part in the Penn Sports
Analytics Club where he analyzes Penn Men’s Basketball Team opponents in order to
better prepare for games.

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