PhD Student | Actuarial Science, Risk Management, and Insurance
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Lisa Gao is a PhD candidate in the Actuarial Science, Risk Management, and Insurance department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a BMath in Actuarial Science and Statistics from the University of Waterloo and is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA).


Selected Published Journal Articles

Cretu, D. & Gao, L. & Liang, K. & Soosaipillai, A. & Diamandis, E. & Chandran, V. (2018). Differentiating Psoriatic Arthritis From Psoriasis Without Psoriatic Arthritis Using Novel Serum Biomarkers Arthritis Care & Research

Frees, E. & Gao, L. Predictive Analytics and Medical Malpractice North American Actuarial Journal

Practitioner-Oriented Publications

Gao, L. & Rosenberg, M. (2020). The Impact of Unmet Oral Health Needs on Emergency Department Utilization North American Actuarial Journal


Undergraduate Courses

Loss Models I (ACT 652), Fall 2017.

Business Analytics I (BUS 306), Fall 2016.

Business Analytics I (BUS 306), Spring 2017.

Principles of Risk Management (RMI 300), Fall 2019.