Salama Freed is a postdoctoral researcher at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine. Her research agenda focuses on three areas: 1) health insurance and health care access, 2) the role of payment policies and incentives in health care spending, and 3) novel advances in health care delivery. Each of these topics fits into a broader interest in evaluating innovative methods and policies that may contain rising health care costs while providing necessary care. Her work at LDI and Perelman includes examining insurer payment policies for substance abuse disorders and studying the formal and informal long-term care benefits for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from Vanderbilt University in May of 2018.