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Valerie Lewis
PhD, Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management
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My work focuses on policies aimed at improving population health, including health care reform policies and policies aimed at integrating care for social, health, and medical needs. I use a range of methods and data, from large scale administrative data to in-depth qualitative data collection.

Valerie A. Lewis, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is a sociologist and policy researcher with extensive experience researching health care payment and delivery reform, health care organizations, and intersections with health equity and the safety net. She uses a mix of research methods, from quantitative data and sophisticated statistical modeling to in-depth qualitative site visits. Her work has been supported by NIH, AHRQ, the Commonwealth Fund, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Donaghue Foundation, Arnold Ventures, and The Duke Endowment. Dr. Lewis earned a BA from Rice University and an MA and PhD in sociology from Princeton University. She completed postdoctoral training at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

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