Ellen Meara is a health economist known for her work modeling the effects of public policies and regulations on health care utilization, overall health, and economic outcomes. Her research often focuses on the impact of public policies and regulations on publicly insured populations in Medicare and Medicaid. Meara looks closely at the economic impact of changes to insurance coverage, payment strategies, and the implementation of care delivery innovations. Much of this work focuses on disabled populations, including people with mental illness and substance disorders. She has extensive experience tracking trends in medical spending over time and for different populations.
Meara is co-faculty director of the Masters of Health Care Delivery Science program at Dartmouth, she is a co-editor of the Journal of Health Economics, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She earned a BA from Northwestern University in mathematical methods for social sciences and political science, and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.
Jeffery MM, Hooten WM, Hess EP, Meara ER, Ross JS, Henk HJ, Borgundvaag B, Shah ND, Bellolio MF
Ann Emerg Med|2018 Mar
Bynum JPW, Austin A, Carmichael D, Meara E
Health Aff (Millwood)|2017 Jul 1
Bynum JPW, Chang CH, Austin A, Carmichael D, Meara E
J Am Geriatr Soc|2017 Sep
Karaca-Mandic P, Meara E, Morden NE
BMJ|2017 Mar 14
Meara E, Horwitz JR, Morden NE
N Engl J Med|2016 Oct 6