When the bough breaks: financial burden of childbirth in the postpartum
Associate Professor Heidi Allen studies the impact of social policies, like Medicaid – America’s health insurance for the poor – on health and financial well-being. She is a former emergency department social worker and spent several years in state health policy, where she focused on health system redesign and public health insurance expansions. Dr. Allen was a lead investigator on the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment, where she oversaw primary data collection for mail surveys and in-person health screenings, qualitative interviews, and development of an administrative emergency department claims database.
Presented by Heidi Allen, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
Associate Professor of Social Work
Columbia University School of Social Work