Tatiane Santos, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine and adjunct faculty at the Colorado School of Public Health. Dr. Santos’s research evaluates the impact of provisions from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on population health outcomes, health care utilization, and costs. She is interested in public health services and systems research related to delivery and reimbursement innovations that encourage institutions in the health care and governmental public health sectors to align efforts to improve population health.
Her research uses a mixed-methods approach including primary qualitative data collection and secondary data such as administrative claims, CMS hospital financial data, and public health department data from the National Association of County and City Health Officials.
She is the principal investigator of a study of alternative payment models for primary care transformation and behavioral health integration, and the PI of a study of nonprofit hospital and health department collaboration in health planning to address the drug epidemic and other population health priorities. She has evaluated Colorado’s Medicaid reform including integration of primary care and behavioral health. She is a member of the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) COVID-19 Modeling Team focusing her efforts on developing the Colorado Population Data Dashboard.
Dr. Santos received her PhD in Health Services Research from ColoradoSPH, and an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at LDI and The Wharton School and is an associate fellow at the Center for Public Health Initiatives.