Helen Levy

Helen Levy

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Research Professor, Institute for Social Research.
Research Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health.
Research Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University
Research Interests:  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.

Select Projects

Healthy Michigan Plan CMS Evaluation FY20 (Health and Human Services, Department of-Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-Subcontracts)

Healthy Michigan Plan Impact on Hospital Uncompensated Care Costs FY 2020 (Health and Human Services, Department of-Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-Subcontracts)

Medicaid versus Private Coverage for Low-Income Families: What are the Tradeoffs between Cost-Sharing and Access to Care? (Health and Human Services, Department of-Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-Subcontracts)

Understanding Food Related Hardship Among Older Americans (USDA)

Healthy Michigan Plan CMS Evaluation FY19 (CMS)

Healthy Michigan Plan Impact on Hospital Uncompensated Care Costs FY 2019 (CMS)

Medicaid Expansion as Unemployment Safety Net (Russell Sage Foundation)

Healthy Michigan Plan CMS Evaluation FY18 (CMS)

Healthy Michigan Plan Impact on Hospital Uncompensated Care Costs FY 2018 (CMS)

Improving the Health of Low-SES Americans Approaching Retirement Under the Affordable Care Act (NIA)

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Household Economic Well-Being (Russell Sage Foundation)

Healthy Michigan Plan CMS Evaluation FY17 (CMS)

Impact of the Healthy Michigan Plan on Uncompensated Care & Insurance Premium Rates FY2017 (CMS)

Macroeconomic Impact of Medicaid Expansion in Michigan (Commonwealth Fund)

University of Michigan Policies for Action Research Hub (RWJ)

A National Survey of Value-Promoting Consumer Behaviors in High-Deductible Health Plans (RWJ)

Michigan Retirement Research Center (MRRC) 2015 (SSA)

Health and Retirement Study Yrs 23-28 (NIA)


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