Eva H. Allen is a senior research associate in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where her work focuses on the effects of Medicaid policies and initiatives on disadvantaged populations, including people with chronic physical and mental health conditions, pregnant and postpartum women, and people with substance use disorders.
Allen has played a key role in several federal demonstration evaluations, as well as research projects on a range of topics, including opioid use disorder and treatment, long-term care services and supports, and health care partnerships with other sectors to address health and social needs of communities. Her current work also includes a focus on incorporating health and racial equity lens in research and policy analysis. Allen is experienced in qualitative research methods and adept at communicating complex policy issues and research findings to diverse audiences.
Allen holds an MPP from George Mason University, with emphasis in social policy.