Ella Sheinfeld

Academic Year: 
To Yale
Exchange Partners: 
Tel Aviv University
Project Title: 
What Could the United States Learn from the Israeli Health System? Lessons on the Importance of Mandatory Health Insurance

Ella graduated with a master`s degree in Public Policy (Magna Cum Laude), specializing in health economics and advanced quantitative methods, from Tel-Aviv University. Her master`s thesis examines the correlation between health insurance consumption and social class affiliation in Israel, for which she granted the Goldman Fellowship for an outstanding research paper. During her master`s studies, she participated in a workshop on energy and innovation at The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Prior to her master`s studies, Ella obtained a Bachelor degree in Sociology, Anthropology, and Humanities (Summa Cum Laude) from the Hebrew University. During her undergraduate studies, she was awarded Dean's List honors two years in a row and a grant for an outstanding research paper on Ladino culture. Throughout the years, Ella served as a research assistant on several research projects at The Hebrew University and at the National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation in Education.

Ella research interests include health policy, health economics, quantitative methods, inequality, and social class definitions. While at Yale, she wishes to find a prescription for how to apply a health policy in the United States while implementing lessons from the Israeli health system and clarifying the importance of mandatory health insurance to the economy.

Policy Brief: “What Americans Can Learn from Israel's Universal, Flexible, and Cost-Efficient Health Insurance System”