Eva Allen is a research associate in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where she studies initiatives targeting vulnerable populations. She has been involved in several long-term federal evaluations, assessing design, operation, and outcomes of innovative delivery and payment system models aimed at improving care for Medicaid beneficiaries with chronic conditions and pregnant women. Recent work includes a cross-center project to identify promising models of collaboration between health care and housing providers to better address health and psychosocial needs of low-income populations. In an earlier project, Allen examined the state use of the Medicaid health home model to serve people with opioid use disorder.
Before her current position, Allen worked as a project associate in the center. Allen holds a BA in sociology and an MPP from George Mason University.