Dr. Roberts is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Roberts' research examines the provision and financing of health care, with a focus on low-income populations. One stream of work examines the implementation of alternative payment models (including value-based purchasing and global budgets), their impacts on care quality and utilization, and their financial implications for providers serving disadvantaged patients. A second stream examines the coordination of health insurance and safety-net programs for vulnerable patients, and quantifies the clinical and economic benefits of policies to integrate health and social services for high-cost and high-need patients, their providers, and payers. Dr. Roberts' work uses simulation and econometric methods to inform policymakers about the public health and financial impacts of such payment and delivery system innovations.
Dr. Roberts holds a PhD in Health Economics and Policy from Johns Hopkins University and was a postdoctoral fellow in Harvard Medical School’s Department of Health Care Policy from 2015-2017, prior to joining the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh