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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., 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, 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. 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.

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.

Sonnega, Amanda, Kristen Robinson, and Helen Levy. Online Access 2017. "Home and Community-Based Service and Other Senior Service Use: Prevalence and Characteristics in a National Sample." Home Health Care Services Quarterly. 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.

Mahmoudi, Elham, Wassim Tarraf, Brianna L. Maroukis, and Helen Levy. 2016. "Does Medicare Managed Care Reduce Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Preventive Care and Healthcare Expenditures?" American Journal of Managed Care, 22(10): e360-e367.

Hirth, Richard A., Sebastian Calónico, Teresa B. Gibson, Helen Levy, Jeffrey A. Smith, and Anup Das. 2016. "Long-Term Health Spending Persistence among the Privately Insured in the US." Fiscal Studies, 37(3-4): 749-783. DOI. Abstract.

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Current PSC Trainee:

Thomas Bridges.