Uninsured and Underinsured (including reform initiatives)

Reagan A. Baughman (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 8 — Michigan Alumni List
John A. Hogan Distinguished Professor in Economics and Associate Professor of Economics, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Dr. Baughman received her bachelor’s degree in economics (with a minor in French) from Drew University in Madison, NJ and her Ph.D. in Economics from Syracuse University. She has been a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire since 2003, teaching undergraduate students in microeconomic theory courses, labor economics and public finance, and graduate students in health economics and research workshops. During the time she has been at UNH, she has spent time visiting two public policy organizations. She served as a Visiting Scholar at the New England Public Policy Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston during the summer of 2007 and as a Visiting Fellow at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office in Washington, DC from September 2009 to July 2010. Her favorite experience to date as a UNH professor has been accompanying 27 business and economics students to study at Corvinus University in Budapest during the Fall 2007 semester. While in Budapest, she taught a course in health economics to a group of students from 8 different countries and traveled with UNH students in Hungary, Slovakia and Poland.

Discipline: Economics
		

Anthony S. Chen Ph.D.

Cohort 12 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Dr. Chen received his PhD in Sociology from University of California-Berkeley, where he was also a Soros Fellow. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Rice University. He is also Director of Undergraduate Studies at Northwestern University. He is interested in the political development of public policy in the United States from the New Deal, and he has special interests in civil rights, social policy, and business-government relations. He is the author of The Fifth Freedom (Princeton), which offers a new account of how and why affirmative action emerged in employment. In collaboration with Lisa M. Stulberg, he is completing a book on the origins and development of affirmative action in college admissions. His work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Journal of American History, and Studies in American Political Development, among other outlets. Chen is co-editor of Studies in American Political Development. Before joining the faculty at Northwestern, Chen was on the faculty for eight years at the University of Michigan.

Discipline: Sociology
		

Julie B. Cullen Ph.D.

Cohort 6 — Michigan Alumni List
Professor, Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Dr. Cullen received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997. She was a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan until 2004. Professor Cullen is a public finance economist whose primary research interests are the economics of education, intergovernmental relations, and social insurance programs. Her research has been published in leading journals, such as Econometrica, Journal of Public Economics, and Review of Economics and Statistics. She is currently a coeditor at the Journal of Human Resources, an associate editor at the Journal of Public Economics, and serves on several other editorial boards as well as the National Science Foundation Economics Advisory Panel.

Discipline: Economics
		

Brian A. Gifford Ph.D.

Cohort 10 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Director, Research and Measurement
Integrated Benefits Institute, San Francisco, CA

Dr. Gifford received his PhD in Sociology from New York University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from University of California - Berkeley. He researches workforce health, performance, absence, and disability leaves for the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. He has been a lead or contributing author on peer-reviewed and Institute-published studies on topics such as employees’ decisions about working during spells of illness, disability leave costs for acute coronary syndromes and venous thromboembolism, health risks and sick day absences, how CFOs use information to make decisions about their organizations’ healthcare and wellness benefits, and the links between FMLA and paid disability leaves. His prior appointment was as a social scientist with the RAND Corporation.

Discipline: Sociology
		

Tiffany D. Joseph Ph.D.

Cohort 18 — Harvard Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Dr. Joseph received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan and Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University. Dr. Joseph's reearch interests include the influence of immigration on the social construction of race in the U.S., immigrants' health and healthcare access; immigration and health policy, and the experiences of minority faculty in academia. Her current project explores how race and documentation status influences the healthcare access of immigrants under comprehensive health reform.  Her latest book, "Race on the Move" was published by Stanford University Press (2015).

Discipline: Sociology
		

Helen B. Marrow Ph.D.

Cohort 15 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Tufts University, Medford, MA

Dr. Marrow received her PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from Harvard University in 2007.  She is co-editor of The New Americans: A Guide to Immigration since 1965 (Harvard University Press, 2007), and her other research has appeared in the American Sociological Review, Ethnicities, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Perspectives on Politics.  While in the Program, Dr. Marrow completed a book entitled New Destination Dreaming:  Immigration, Race, and Legal Status in the Rural American South (2011, Stanford University Press).  She has also investigated safety-net primary healthcare providers’ experiences with and views about providing care to undocumented immigrants, in an effort to more deeply understand their roles as institutional agents of immigrant incorporation and exclusion. Dr. Marrow is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Tufts University.

Discipline: Sociology
		

Christine M. Percheski Ph.D.

Cohort 15 — Harvard Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Dr. Percheski received her PhD in Sociology at Princeton University. Dr. Percheski's studies how recent and ongoing changes in family life are related to changing patterns of social inequality in the United States. Her previous work has considered questions such as whether becoming a father affects employment differently for married and unmarried men, how increases in family income inequality are related to increasing women's employment and single motherhood, how employment patterns have changed across birth cohorts of college-educated women in professional occupations, and how childhood family experiences are associated with non-marital births during early adulthood. Percheski has also examined the relationship between family characteristics and social inequality  in several domains including poverty risk during the recent recession, health insurance coverage for adults, and health care utilization among children. Dr. Percheski's current research portfolio includes an NSF-funded examination of wealth inequality in the United States. In collaboration with Christina Gibson-Davis, Percheski is assessing trends in the wealth of households with children relative to the elderly, variations in wealth by family structure, and racial gaps in wealth poverty.

Discipline: Sociology