Doctoral Student

Hummy Song

Hummy Song is a PhD candidate in Health Policy Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School. Her research focuses on health care operations, coordination, and the productivity of the health care workforce. She is currently working on projects that examine various operational and organizational factors that may affect worker productivity and quality of care. Her research utilizes large datasets derived from electronic medical record systems, hospital inpatient databases, and surveys of the health care workforce. 

Hummy has worked with several hospitals and health care organizations both in the U.S. and in developing countries. Prior to her graduate studies, she worked with global health organizations on randomized control trials and observational studies. 

Hummy received an AB in History with a secondary field in Psychology from Harvard College. She holds an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she focused on global health and development policy. Prior to her master’s program, she worked with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids on international tobacco control policy development and implementation. She also worked as a policy analyst at The Century Foundation.  

  1. Won the 2008 Thomas T. Hoopes Prize which is awarded to Harvard undergraduates on the basis of outstanding scholarly work or research.