LDI Research Seminar with Ellen Meara, PhD

LDI Research Seminar with Ellen Meara, PhD

"Has Wider Availability of Prescription Drugs for Pain Relief Affected SSDI and SSI Enrollment?"

Ellen Meara is the Peggy Y. Thomson Professor of Evaluative Clinical Sciences at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. She is known for her work modeling the effects of public policies and regulations on health care utilization, overall health, and economic outcomes. Her research often focuses on the impact of public policies and regulations on publicly insured populations in Medicare and Medicaid. Meara looks closely at the economic impact of changes to insurance coverage, payment strategies, and the implementation of care delivery innovations. Much of this work focuses on disabled populations, including people with mental illness and substance disorders. She has extensive experience tracking trends in medical spending over time and for different populations.

Meara is co-faculty director of the Masters of Health Care Delivery Science program at Dartmouth, on the editorial board of the Journal of Health Economics, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She earned a BA from Northwestern University in mathematical methods for social sciences and political science, and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.

This event is free and open to the public, but please register.