Meet Our Students

Betsy Q. Cliff

Doctoral Student, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Betsy Querna Cliff is a doctoral student in the department of Health Management and Policy at UM's School of Public Health. Her research interests include insurance benefit design, consumer engagement in health care costs and the effect of demand-side interventions to manage health care costs. She has recently been involved in several V-BID initiatives, including updating the regulations around high-deductible health plans and evaluating a state employee V-BID intervention. Betsy graduated from Dartmouth College and the Columbia University School of Journalism.

Hope Norris, BS


Hope graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Gender & Health in December 2019. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health degree at New York University, concentrating in Public Health Policy. Hope aspires to conduct research on the impacts of health policy on access to reproductive health services and utilization of care. By working with the V-BID Center as a gap-year student, she has gained a greater understanding of health policy and the health care system in general. Outside of work and academics, Hope enjoys running, gardening, and attending concerts with friends.