Diane Alexander is an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Her research is predominantly in health care, studying determinants of the provision of health care services and the actions of health care providers. Her current work investigates the roles played by new types of providers in health care delivery, focusing on retail and urgent care clinics; the impacts of occupational licensing in the health care industry on access and health; how payment incentives influence physician decision-making; and understanding the effect of provider-side financial incentives on patient access to treatment. She also is interested in the effect of pollution on health, and is currently studying the effect of excess diesel emissions from the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal on birth outcomes and child health. Alexander received a B.A. in economics from the University