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Kayuna Fukushima specializes in antitrust analysis involving competition, market definition, and market power, with a particular focus on the healthcare industry. She has significant experience in performing empirical and statistical analyses in support of expert economic testimony, including hospital and health insurance merger cases. She has been published in Applied Economics and European Economic Review.


PhD, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

MA, Economics, University of Tokyo, Japan

BS, Economics, University of Keio, Japan

Selected Work

Selected Experience

  • Supporting the consulting expert to the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC), an agency created in 2012 to increase value and access in the delivery of healthcare. 
  • On behalf of UnitedHealth’s health services subsidiary Optum in its acquisition of DaVita Medical Group, assisted the expert with presentations and submissions to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and several state Attorney General offices addressing potential horizontal and vertical concerns arising from the proposed transaction.

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