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Claire O'Brien
Research Assistant
Health Policy Center

Claire O’Brien is a quantitative research assistant in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She leverages Medicaid claims to study the relationship between racialized economic segregation and health outcomes and to evaluate integrated care plans for beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Additionally, she takes part in the implementation and analysis of the Urban Institute's Health Reform Monitoring Survey, which she has used to study telehealth, unfair treatment, patient-provider racial concordance, and knowledge of insurance Marketplaces. She uses other national survey data to study family coverage and prescription drug affordability. Finally, she monitors changes in the Affordable Care Act's Marketplaces. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics and applied math with a minor in poverty studies from the University of Notre Dame and is currently pursuing a master of public policy degree at the George Washington University. 

Research Areas
Health and health care