I feel incredibly fortunate to be studying health policy; it’s an analytically challenging and ever-changing field that is data-rich and that touches all of our lives.
Genevieve M. Kenney is vice president for health policy and a senior fellow at the Urban Institute. She is a nationally renowned expert on Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and health insurance coverage, health care access and quality, and health outcomes for low-income adults, children, and families. She has played a lead role in several Medicaid and CHIP evaluations, including multiple congressionally mandated CHIP evaluations, and has conducted state-level evaluations of the implementation of managed-care and other service delivery reform initiatives and policy changes in Medicaid and CHIP. Currently, she is leading a project focused on health equity that involves working with a community advisory board. In other work, she is assessing reproductive health access and Medicaid policies aimed at improving outcomes in the postpartum period and the unwinding of the continuous coverage requirement in Medicaid. In her prior work, she has used mixed methods to examine Medicaid expansions for pregnant women, parents, and children; Medicaid family planning waivers; and a range of policy choices related to Medicaid and CHIP. Kenney is an advisory board member of the University of North Carolina's Rural Health Research Program and the Hilltop Institute. She received a master’s degree in statistics and a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Michigan.
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