The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems program (RTHS), managed by AcademyHealth, supports rigorous research to understand issues related to the affordability and stability of the individual insurance market, the experiences of patients and providers in Medicaid and the safety net, and strategies regarding benefit design and consumer engagement, among other important topics.

See below for descriptions of 2017 Awarded Grants.

Insurer Exit from the Individual Market:  Affected Populations, Impacts, and State Efforts to Stabilize Markets through Reinsurance
Grantee Institution: University of Minnesota
Principal Investigator: Jean Abraham, Ph.D.
Grant Period: 12/01/2017 – 11/15/2018

Medicaid Policy and the Supply of Primary Care
Grantee Institution: 
Rutgers University
Principal Investigator: Derek DeLia, Ph.D.
Grant Period: 12/01/2017 – 5/31/2019

Strategies for Stabilizing and Strengthening the Individual Insurance Market
Grantee Institution: 
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Principal Investigator: Mark Hall, J.D.
Grant Period: 12/01/2017 – 8/31/2018

Predicting the Impact of Transforming the Medicaid Program on Health Centers’ Revenues and Capacity to Serve Medically Underserved Communities
Grantee Institution: George Washington University
Principal Investigator: Anne R. Markus, Ph.D., J.D.
Grant Period: 12/01/2017 – 9/30/2018

The Effect of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion on Geographic Access to Safety Net and Acute Care Hospitals
Grantee Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: David J. Wallace, M.D.
Grant Period: 12/01/2017 – 2/28/2019

The Impact of Medicaid/SCHIP Disenrollment on Adult and Children’s Healthcare Utilization and Expenditures in Arizona: A Natural Experiment
Grantee Institution: University of Arizona
Principal Investigator: Patrick Wightman, Ph.D.
Grant Period: 12/01/2017 – 2/28/2019