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 Medicaid policies aimed at improving outcomes in the postpartum period and increasing receipt of evidence-based treatment for substance use disorder. 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 and a member of Upstream USA’s Evaluation Advisory Group. She received a master’s degree in statistics and a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Michigan.
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