Stephen Pickett is a healthcare economist for the Right on Healthcare Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in October 2019, Stephen worked in the health insurance industry. There he primarily researched the relationship between different insurance products and healthcare utilization and outcomes, as well as alternative provider reimbursement strategies. His research during graduate school focused on the impacts of the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces on Texans and how providers change their behavior when alternative payment models are introduced.

Stephen is a native Texan. He received his BBA in Business Fellows and Mathematics in 2013 from Baylor University and his Ph.D. and MA in economics in 2018 from Rice University.