HOP student research assistant Deina Bossa has been selected to present her research, “Explaining State Variation in Medicaid Expenditures,” at both the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) and the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC)! Deina’s abstract was selected from more than 4,000 submissions to NCUR. Her research analyzes the program, economic, demographic, and political factors that lead to differences in Medicaid expenditures between states. Deina’s research has been supported through the University Scholars Program and the UF NIH Summer Research Program. Deina is a Junior Honors Medical Student at the UF College of Medicine pursuing a dual BS in Biology and BA in Economics. Her faculty research mentors are Dr. Jill Herndon in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy and Dr. Lawrence Kenny in the Department of Economics.