UAMS’ Clare Brown, Ph.D. M.P.H., Named Fellow for the Institute for Medicaid Innovation

By Ashley McNatt

“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,” Brown said.

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 Jennifer Moore, Ph.D., RN, 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.”

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.

Brown is an assistant professor in the Health Policy and Management Department of the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. She is a 2018 graduate of the Health Systems and Services Research doctoral program in the College of Public Health. She received her Master of Public Health degree from the college in 2015.


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