Yoshie has always been interested in research to help analyze and develop methods to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. Her master’s thesis was on the causal effects of obesity status on child academic outcomes. Yoshie joined GRC in August 2017 and works on the Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey and the Infant Mortality Research Partnership.
Prior to joining GRC, Yoshie served as an intern in the Division of Fiscal Management at Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) where she created forecasts and tracked the agency’s fund cash balances and budget utilization. She also assisted program managers with analyses of consumer program retention rates to better understand consumer behavior and paths that lead to positive employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities in Ohio.
Yoshie has a B.A. in International Studies with a specialization in development from The Ohio State University and a M.S. in Applied Economics from the University of North Dakota.