Bachelor of Science, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1984. Master of Arts, University Houston, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy, University Houston, 1996.
Cash manager Westcap Securities, Houston, 1987—1992. Assistant professor Texas Woman's University, 1995—2001. Visiting postdoctoral scholar University California, San Francisco, 2001—2003, assistant clinical professor, since 2003.
Senior health services researcher, health economist Sutter Health Institute Research and Education, since 2003.
Member of Western Economic Association, International Health Economics Association, American Economic Association, Academy Health.
Married Mark Sakowski, July 6, 1985.