Shane Alex UCLA, School of Public Policy and Social Research
Shana Alex Lavarreda is a research scientist at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. As the Center's director of Health InsuranceStudies, she works with numerous projects, including the State of Health Insurance in California (SHIC) project and the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). The SHIC project acts as a statewide and national resource for health insurance information, creating and disseminating reports, fact sheets, policy briefs and on-demand data estimates. As a member of the cost analysis team with CHBRP, Lavarreda estimates the impact of health insurance benefit mandates pending in the state's legislature. Lavarreda is also an expert on health insurance data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).