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, specifically factors that affect the productivity of the health care workforce and the implications for operational efficiency and quality of care.

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.

During and since her master’s program, Hummy has worked with several organizations that are engaged in health care delivery and community health worker programs in the U.S. and in developing countries. She has designed willingness-to-pay studies for global health organizations, and has executed randomized control trials and observational studies in sub-Saharan Africa on health-related topics.

Currently, she is working on projects that examine various operational and organizational factors that may affect worker productivity and quality of care. 

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