Rachel is currently a Health Research Associate based out of Mathematica’s DC office. Prior to starting at Mathematica in the Fall of 2022, Rachel worked as a Research Assistant for AcademyHealth’s Evidence-Informed State Health Policy Institute (ESHPI). There, she provided research assistance for the Evidence-Informed State Policy Institute including support of several cross-state studies focused on improving care and health outcomes for states’ Medicaid populations. In addition, Rachel supported the Medicaid Data Learning Network (MDLN) and the State-University Partnership Learning Network (SUPLN). She graduated from Furman University in 2020 with a BA in Economics and a minor in Medicine, Health, and Culture.

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Moving Towards Equitable Innovation: Lessons Learned from AcademyHealth’s 2022 Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference

At AcademyHealth’s 2022 Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference, panelists discussed how they are leveraging new data techniques, as well as community and patient perspectives into design, interoperability, and data sharing decisions to improve overall health outcomes.
Posted By Rachel Campbell-Baier
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New Research Proposes Metrics, Measures, and Models Promoting Health Equity

The Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition (PTEC) is supporting four teams develop implementable, data-driven research to decrease inequity in the health care system. These projects were identified in partnership with AcademyHealth and a work group comprised of PTEC members and partners.
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The Relationship between Health and Place: Expanding Use of Place-Based Disadvantage Indices Beyond COVID-19

While disadvantage indices are increasingly recognized as a valuable tool to help promote health and prioritize equity, future use of these tools must include investments in data infrastructure, community partnerships, and further evaluation.
Posted By Rachel Campbell-Baier , Caitlin Otter