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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.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Leininger, Lindsey, and Helen Levy. 2015. "Child Health and Access to Medical Care." Future of Children, 25(1): 65-90. Abstract.

Hirth, R., T. Gibson, Helen Levy, Jeffrey A. Smith, S. Calónico, and A. Das. 2015. "New Evidence on the Persistence of Health Spending." Medical Care Research and Review, 72(3): 277-297. PMCID: PMC4451953. DOI. Abstract.

Baicker, K., and Helen Levy. 2015. "Cost Sharing as a Tool to Drive Higher-Value Care." JAMA Internal Medicine, 175(3): 399-400. DOI.

Baicker, K., and Helen Levy. 2015. "How Narrow a Network Is Too Narrow?" JAMA Internal Medicine, 175(3): 337-338. PMCID: PMC4547685. DOI.

Nikpay, Sayeh, Thomas C. Buchmueller, and Helen Levy. 2015. "Early Medicaid Expansion In Connecticut Stemmed The Growth In Hospital Uncompensated Care." Health Affairs, 34(7): 1170-1179. PMCID: PMC4579095. DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, Alexander Janke, and Kenneth M. Langa. 2015. "Health Literacy and the Digital Divide among Older Americans." Journal of General Internal Medicine, 30(3): 284-289. PMCID: PMC4351282. DOI. Abstract.

Bagley, Nicholas, and Helen Levy. 2014. "Essential Health Benefits and the Affordable Care Act: Law and Process." Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 39(2): 441-465. PMCID: PMC4116669. DOI. Abstract.

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 C., Colleen Carey, and Helen Levy. 2013. "Will Employers Drop Health Insurance Coverage because of the Affordable Care Act?" Health Affairs, 32(9): 1522-1530. PMCID: PMC4116668. 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.

View additional select publications of Helen Levy

Current PSC Trainee:

Thomas Bridges.