Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Research in this area explores and addresses how various social and economic factors such as the health and wealth gap, lack of housing, food, and safety affect the health outcomes and well-being of our most health-vulnerable populations.
Jenna Clark attempts to uncover how physicians feel about value-based contracting in order to improve their experiences and potentially promote uptake of value-based contracts.
Matt Kreuter explores the factors that distinguish those who seek out or engage with a health plan to address social needs from those who do not.
Mary Acri studies the relationship between health-related debt, utilization of medical care, and health outcomes, and explores the sociodemographic variables that moderate these relationships.
Mary Acri assesses the tax filing behaviors and utilization of advanced premium tax credits among Marketplace-eligible households.
Mary Acri explores how the unmet medical needs of Medicaid, Medicare, and Marketplace members are associated with their sociodemographic characteristics.
Inform the design and content of a new online goal-setting platform, identify participants’ familiarity, perceptions, and preferences for “coaching” and related terms.
Collect insights from Medicaid members to inform the design and content of a new online goal-setting platform.
Examine how different basic needs creates stress in people’s lives, the effects of different basic needs on general financial wellbeing, if having a strong sense of purpose in life or a social support network buffered people against the negative consequences of unmet basic needs and what self-reported health behaviors are correlated with basic needs.
Explore the range of life values held by Medicaid members and the association of these values with health attitudes and behaviors.
Conduct an analysis of claims and survey data in order to describe the unmet basic needs and diabetic-related HEDIS healthcare gaps in a Louisana Medicaid population with diabetes.
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