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Mon, March 13, 2017, noon:
Rachel Best

Helen Levy

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Research Associate Professor, Survey Research Center.

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

Assistant Research Scientist, School of Public Health, 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.

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Journal Articles

Levy, Helen, Thomas C. Buchmueller, and Sayeh Nikpay. Forthcoming. "Health Reform and Retirement." The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. PMCID: PMC Journal - In Process. DOI. Abstract.

Swenson, C., N. Kamdar, Helen Levy, D. Campbell, and D. Morgan. Forthcoming. "Insurance Type and Major Complications After Hysterectomy." Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. DOI. Abstract.

Buchmueller, Thomas C., Z. Levinson, Helen Levy, and B. Wolfe. 2016. "Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Insurance Coverage." American Journal of Public Health, 106(8): 1416-1421. PMCID: PMC4940635. DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, and A. Janke. 2016. "Health literacy and access to care." Journal of Health Communication, 21(sup1): 43-50. PMCID: PMC4924568. DOI. Abstract.

Mahmoudi, E., and Helen Levy. 2016. "How Did Medicare Part D Affect Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Drug Coverage?" The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 71(3): 581-589. PMCID: PMC Journal - In Process. DOI. Abstract.

Nikpay, Sayeh, Thomas C. Buchmueller, and Helen Levy. 2016. "Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion Reduced Uninsured Hospital Stays In 2014." Health Affairs, 35(1): 106-110. DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen. 2015. "Assessing the need for a new household panel study: Health insurance and health care." Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 40(1-4): 341-356. PMCID: PMC4894744. DOI.

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Current PSC Trainee:

Thomas Bridges.