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Mon, May 7, 2018, noon: Student Forum on Educational Inequality

Helen Levy

Funded Research:

HRS Yrs 29-34 (NIA)

Healthy Michigan Plan CMS Evaluation FY18 (HHS-HCFA)

Healthy Michigan Plan Impact on Hospital Uncompensated Care Costs FY 2018 (HHS-HCFA)

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 (HHS-HCFA)

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

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)

Impact of the Healthy Michigan Plan on Uncompensated Care and Insurance Premium Rates FY2014 (HHS-HCFA)

University of Michigan Retirement Research Center 2016 (SSA)

Impact of the Healthy Michigan Plan on Uncompensated Care and Insurance Premium Rates (HHS-HCFA)

Extending the Longitudinal Study of American Youth into a Study of Aging (NIA)

How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect Health Disparities? (Russell Sage Foundation)

Scholars in Health Policy Research Program (RWJ)

Cognitive ability and awareness of hypertension in older Americans (MiCDA)

Michigan Retirement Research Center (MRRC) 2015 (SSA)

Michigan Retirement Research Center (MRRC) 2018 (SSA)

Improving Cost-Benefit Analysis of Tobacco Regulation (NCI)

Scholars in Health Policy Research Program (RWJ)

Health and Retirement Study Yrs 23-28 (NIA)

Health Literacy and Health Disparities Among the Elderly (NIA)

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., 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.

Select Publications

Journal Articles

Kullgren, Jeffrey T., Elizabeth Q. Cliff, Christopher Krenz, Brady T. West, Helen Levy, A. Mark Fendrick, and Angela Tsai Fagerlin. Forthcoming. "Consumer behaviors among individuals enrolled in high-deductible health plans in the united states." JAMA Internal Medicine. DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, Edward Norton, and Jeffrey A. Smith. Forthcoming. "Tobacco Regulation and Cost-Benefit Analysis: How Should We Value Foregone Consumer Surplus?" American Journal of Health Economics. DOI. Abstract.

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.

Nikpay, Sayeh, Seth Freedman, Helen Levy, and Tom Buchmueller. 2017. "Effect of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion on Emergency Department Visits: Evidence From State-Level Emergency Department Databases." Annals of Emergency Medicine, 70(2): 215-225.e6. DOI. Abstract.

Davis, A.M., Kai Zheng, Yang Liu, and Helen Levy. 2017. "Public Response to Obamacare on Twitter." Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(5): e167. DOI. Abstract.

Sonnega, Amanda, Kristen Robinson, and Helen Levy. 2017. "Home and Community-Based Service and Other Senior Service Use: Prevalence and Characteristics in a National Sample." Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 36(1): 16-28. DOI. Abstract.

Ayanian, John Z., Gabriel M. Ehrlich, Donald R. Grimes, and Helen Levy. 2017. "Economic Effects of Medicaid Expansion in Michigan." New England Journal of Medicine, 376: 407-410. DOI.

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Current PSC Trainee:

Thomas Bridges.