Luis Basurto is a research analyst in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute. His focuses on topics related to substance use disorder, health information technology, and the impact of economic distress on various health outcomes. He is also interested in ways to reduce health disparities and improve mental health outcomes among marginalized groups. Basurto has extensive experience with statistical analysis, and assists with both quantitative and qualitative projects. Before joining Urban, Basurto interned at the American Enterprise Institute and the Keystone Research Center.
Basurto received his BBA with honors with highest distinction from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he majored in economics and finance and minored in mathematics. He is currently pursuing an MS in mathematics and statistics at Georgetown University.