Health Care Access & Coverage
LDI Research Seminar with Laura Wherry, PhD
Multigenerational Impacts of Childhood Access to the Safety Net: Early Life Exposure to Medicaid and the Next Generation’s Health
Join Laura Wherry, PhD as she discusses her recent work on the multi-generational impacts of a targeted expansion in Medicaid prenatal eligibility for low-income pregnant women in the 1980s. Her findings show health benefits for the offspring of the cohorts who gained in utero eligibility, documenting long-reaching returns to this early life health intervention.
Laura Wherry, PhD is Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Service at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Her research focuses on the changing role of the Medicaid program and its impact on access to health care and health. Her recent work examines the early effects of the ACA’s Medicaid expansions, as well as the longer-term effects of several large expansions in Medicaid targeting low-income pregnant women and children in the 1980s and 1990s. She holds a BA from the College of William and Mary and a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE).
Requirements for In-Person Attendance
In accordance with Penn’s Public Health Guidance, the following requirements will apply to this event:
- In-person attendees, including guest speakers, are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the exception of those that qualify for an exemption.
- In-person attendees are required to wear a mask at all times while inside the Colonial Penn Center.
- No food or drink is allowed in the Colonial Penn Center Auditorium. Grab and go lunches will be provided to in-person attendees at the conclusion of the event.
- Social distancing should be observed while in the Colonial Penn Center Auditorium and lobby whenever possible.