Stephanie J. Zawada is a PhD student at Mayo Clinic, where she studies value-based applications of artificial intelligence for Medicare patients. She is also a Frédéric Bastiat Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, an Innovation Partners Fellow at Mount Sinai, and an alumna of the Mayo Clinic-Yale University FDA Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation Scholars program.
Zawada has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Catholic Online, and Daily Signal. She is the co-editor of several textbooks on science and technology policy, and her scholarly work has been featured in peer-review journals, such as Telehealth & Medicine Today and The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. A 2018 graduate fellow at The Heritage Foundation, Zawada’s recommendations informed the development of telemedicine provisions in the CARES Act.
A descendent of early settlers of Arizona, Zawada earned a national General Electric scholarship and NASA Space Grant to fund her bachelor’s in biochemistry, graduating as the University of Arizona’s 2015 Gold Medal Senior. In 2017, she earned an M.S. in electrical and computer engineering as a research assistant to former President George W. Bush’s Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property.