Dr. Frederic Blavin is the principal investigator on a SHARE-funded project researching the effect of Medicaid expansion on out-of-pocket spending and the overall resources available to families.
Dr. Blavin is a Senior Research Associate in the Health Policy Center at The Urban Institute. He has expertise on a wide range of topics, including private health insurance markets, health care reform, health information technology, provider supply, health care spending, child and maternity health, Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) policy, and Urban's Health Insurance Policy Simulation model. Dr. Blavin also has extensive survey development experience, having worked on both Urban's Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) and the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) Phyisican Workflow Supplements.
Additional Professional Roles
Before joining Urban, Dr. Blavin worked as an economist at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology within the US Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Blavin received his PhD in managerial science and applied economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.