Michael Zhu is a research assistant who works on the Center’s payment and delivery reform efforts as part of the Health Care Transformation team. Previously, Michael worked at the Center for Medicare Advocacy, the Health and Medicine Counsel of Washington, and most recently, with the Connecticut Campaign for Affordable Health Care. He is a 2021 graduate of the University of Connecticut where he earned a B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology and B.A. in Economics. Michael’s basic science research with Drosophila melanogaster looked at the microbiome’s relationship with Alzheimer’s disease. He also has experience with quantitative data analysis from researching how abortion laws impact the mental health of teenagers.