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Ariel Dora Stern '05

Ariel Dora Stern is an Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Technology and Operations Management Unit at Harvard Business School, where she teaches the MBA course “Transforming Health Care Delivery.” Ariel's research focuses on technology management and innovation in health care. Her projects consider the regulation, strategy, and economics of health care, with a focus on understanding the drivers of new product development among firms and the determinants of how new medical technologies are adopted and used in practice. Her research has been cited by Bloomberg, The New York Times, and National Public Radio.

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Since September 2020, Ariel also serves as the Director for International Health Care Economics at the Health Innovation Hub, the independent think tank of the German Federal Ministry of Health. Ariel received her Ph.D. from Harvard, where she was a National Bureau of Economic Research Predoctoral Fellow in the Economics of Health and Aging. She holds an A.B. in economics from Dartmouth College, where she was awarded the Haney Prize for the best honors thesis in Economics and was a Presidential Scholar and co-captain of the two-time U.S. national collegiate champion figure skating team.

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