Dr. Viswanathan’s main research interests include the demutualization of insurance companies, studying their financial characteristics in the years surrounding conversion. She also studies the adverse selection impact of genetic testing on life insurance companies. Other research interests include merit-rating systems in automobile insurance and estimating the demand for insurance. Her research has been published in the Journal of Risk and Insurance, ASTIN Bulletin, North American Actuarial Journal and the American Journal of Medical Genetics. Her paper on the adverse selection costs of BRCA genetic testing received the Robert C. Witt Research Award for Outstanding Feature Article in the Journal of Risk and Insurance.
received the Andrisani-Frank Teaching Award in 2002 for excellence in
undergraduate teaching. Dr. Viswanathan is an Associate of the Society
of Actuaries. She received her Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University
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