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Helen Levy

Funded Research:

Improving Cost-Benefit Analysis of Tobacco Regulation (NCI)

Scholars in Health Policy Research Program (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

Scholars in Health Policy Research Program (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

The Economic Impact of Michigan's Smoke-Free Indoor Air Quality Law (Michigan Department of Community Health)

Health and Retirement Study Yrs 23-28 (NIA)

Health Literacy and Health Disparities Among the Elderly (NIA)

Scholars in Health Policy Research Program (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

New Evidence on the Persistence of High Health Spending (U. S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Health Care Research and Quality)

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Research Associate Professor, Survey Research Center.

Research Associate Professor, G. Ford School of Public Policy.

Research Associate Professor, School of Public Health.

Ph.D., Princeton University

Dr. Levy's research interests include the causes and consequences of lacking health insurance, evaluation of public health insurance programs,and the role of health literacy in explaining disparities in health outcomes. She is a co-Investigator on the Health and Retirement Study, a long-running longitudinal study of health and economic dynamics at older ages. She is currently the recipient of a Career Development Award (K01) from the National Institute on Aging to study health literacy and health disparities among the elderly.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Bagley, Nicholas, and Helen Levy. Forthcoming. "Essential Health Benefits and the Affordable Care Act: Law and Process." Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.

Levy, Helen, Peter A. Ubel, Amanda J. Dillard, David Weir, and Angela Fagerlin. 2014. "Health Numeracy: The Importance of Domain in Assessing Numeracy." Medical Decision Making, 34(1): 107-115. PMCID: PMC4106034. DOI. Abstract.

Buchmueller, Thomas, Colleen Carey, and Helen Levy. 2013. "Will Employers Drop Health Insurance Coverage because of the Affordable Care Act?" Health Affairs, 32(9): 1522-1530. DOI. Abstract.

Baicker, Katherine, and Helen Levy. 2013. "Coordination versus Competition in Health Care Reform." New England Journal of Medicine, 369: 789-791. PMCID: PMC4083619. DOI.

Levy, Helen. 2012. "Health Reform: Learning from Massachusetts." Inquiry-the Journal of Health Care Organization Provision and Financing, 49(4): 300-302. PMCID: PMC4090305. DOI. Abstract.

Baicker, K., and Helen Levy. 2012. "The insurance value of Medicare." The New England Journal of Medicine, 367(19): 1773-5. PMCID: PMC3726035. DOI. Abstract.

Leininger, Lindsey, Helen Levy, and Diane Schanzenbach. 2010. "Consequences of SCHIP Expansions for Household Well-Being." Forum for Health Economics & Policy, 13(1). Abstract.

Levy, Helen, and David Weir. 2010. "Take-up of Medicare Part D: Results From the Health and Retirement Study." Journals of Gerontology B Psychology Science Social Science, 65B(4): 492-501. DOI. Abstract.

Gruber, Jonathan H., and Helen Levy. 2009. "The evolution of medical spending risk." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 23(4): 25-48. Abstract.

McLaughlin, Catherine, Helen Levy, and Brian Quinn. 2009. "Aspects of Health Reform: Introduction." Inquiry - The Journal of Health Care Organization Provision and Financing, 46(2): 182-186. Abstract.

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