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We are a tightly focused team of economists, statisticians,
programmers and analysts with decades of experience. We
are committed to producing exceptional quality work, on time
and on budget.


Vincent P. Miller, president and founder, holds an MPH in epidemiology from Columbia University and a PhD in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He has worked as a health care economist and statistician for over 20 years. Before starting BERA in 1993, he worked for Kaiser Permanente and the American Association of Health Plans. Resumé

Carla Ernst, vice president, holds an MS degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. She has extensive experience in research and litigation support, especially in the areas of telecommunications, anti-trust, and personal injury. Resumé

Yi-Ju Janelle Lee, senior research scientist, holds an DrPH from Tulane University and an MHA from China Medical College. She is an expert on the effect of managed care on hosiptal costs. Resumé

François Collin, chief statistician, holds an MS in Statistics from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA in Mathematics from the University of Ottawa. He has years of consulting experience in the fields of health sciences and energy economics. Resumé

Diane Schlactus, vice president of operations, holds a BA in history from the University of California at Berkeley. She has over 18 years experience in the development and management of small businesses. Resumé

Steve Willett, computing manager, holds an MS in Computer Science from California State University, Hayward and a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He is president and owner of Initiative Computing, a personal computer and network consulting firm. Resumé