Isabelle Schoppa

Graduate Research Assistant
Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Research Interests

Health disparities and policy analysis

Biography

I am a second year Master of Public Policy student at the Humphrey School concentrating in policy analysis methods. For the past couple years, I have worked for an education nonprofit as a data analyst, and previously served a term as an AmeriCorps volunteer. Prior to moving to Minnesota, I earned my BA in Mathematics from Wellesley College.

As a summer 2020 MPC Diversity Fellow I worked on the project "Who Benefited Most: Epidemiological Transition in the US, 1900-1950s" (PI Dr. Elizabeth Wrigley-Field), which examined disparities in mortality between recent immigrants and native born Americans at the beginning of the 20th century. Prior to this, my research experiences have ranged from developing biostatistical methods for genome-wide association studies to doing bench lab work. Through my future work at the MPC I hope to gain more experience in population studies research methods.