Dr. Clare Brown, an assistant professor assistant professor in the health policy and management department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, was recently named a fellow at the Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that provides independent information and analysis to improve the lives of Medicaid enrollees.
“I am looking forward to working with the IMI team to assess the impact of policies on Medicaid populations, with a particular focus on maternal and infant health outcomes,” Dr. Brown said.
Dr. Brown will join a team of fellows who have diverse backgrounds and share a passion for women’s health in the Medicaid population. Fellows will research policy and practices within Medicaid in association with a handful of the institute’s grant-funded work.
“We are delighted to have Dr. Brown join the team as a health policy and research fellow,” said Dr. Jennifer Moore, founding executive director of IMI. “Her work on maternal health outcomes in the Medicaid population is a wonderful compliment to the priorities of IMI and the national interest in better understanding maternal mortality and morbidity.”
Dr. Brown will co-lead projects related to disparities in rates of adverse maternal outcomes among women with different insurance coverages, as well as evaluation of how policies impact rates of maternal death among vulnerable populations.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on September 13