Dr. Alessandra Ferrario is a fellow in the Division of Health Policy and Insurance Research Fellowship program. She recently received her doctorate from the Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science. She holds a bachelor's degree in molecular biology and master's degrees in epidemiology and in health policy, planning, and financing. She has conducted research on access to cancer medicines in several European countries and Alessandra is the recipient of the prestigious Swiss National Science Foundation Award. During her fellowship, Dr. Ferrario will study changes in end-of-life care among women with breast cancer who are insured by a large commercial health insurer in the US.