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 Master 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 also serves as the Peggy Y. Thomson Professor in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth. She earned a BA from Northwestern University in mathematical methods for social sciences and political science, and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.
Ouayogodé MH, Mainor AJ, Meara E, Bynum JPW, Colla CH
JAMA Netw Open|2019 Jul 3
Golberstein E, Gonzales G, Meara E
Health Econ|2019 Aug
Furukawa MF, Machta RM, Barrett KA, Jones DJ, Shortell SM, Scanlon DP, Lewis VA, O'Malley AJ, Meara ER, Rich EC
Med Care Res Rev|2019 Jan 23
Fraze TK, Fisher ES, Tomaino MR, Peck KA, Meara E
JAMA Netw Open|2018 Sep 7
Cher BAY, Morden NE, Meara E
Med Care|2019 Mar