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Embry Howell
Embry Howell

Embry M. Howell, Ph.D., is a senior fellow whose research interests include maternal and child health policy, children's mental health services, the health care safety net, Medicaid, and the role of community-based non-profits. Through the years she has used both qualitative and quantitative research methods to address these issues.

Examples of research projects in which she has played a key role include: evaluations of Children's Health Initiatives in three California counties; four studies of children's mental health services; case studies of the health care safety net in five cities; a study of community coalitions to address children's environmental health problems; and the evaluation of a national infant mortality prevention program. She also has international health policy interests and experience, including recently completed evaluations in Bosnia and Tanzania.


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