Despite significant advances in asthma treatment, improvements in key asthma-related child outcomes, such as ED visit and mortality rates, have stalled, and disparities persist across racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. The majority of five million U.S. children who suffer from asthma, a chronic condition that causes impaired quality of life, disability, and death, rely on Medicaid program to access health care. In the proposed training and research plans, I will use natural experiments to investigate the benefits Medicaid managed care plans provide for children with asthma, their relative effects on children’s health and well-being, specifically focusing on the role of relevant individual, family, and neighborhood factors by linking individual and geographic-level administrative data sets across multiple state agencies.
|Effective start/end date||7/1/22 → 6/30/27|
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (1K01HL163457-01)
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