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Abigail Barker

Abigail Barker

Research Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Minnesota
  • Research Interests:

  • Economic modeling
  • Health insurance markets
  • Rural health policy
  • Medicaid
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Abigail Barker

Abigail Barker is the faculty lead for data and methods at the Center for Health Economics and Policy at the Institute for Public Health. Her role includes helping social science and clinical researchers add cost and cost-effectiveness analyses to their work to increase policy relevance, as well as providing data visualization assistance to allow stakeholders to interact with policy data.

Her own research focuses on econometric modeling and microsimulations on topics relating to health insurance markets, Medicaid, and health reform. Her current work for the Rural Policy Research Institute focuses on understanding how markets can be successfully integrated into the health care sector, using the Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Marketplaces data as well as Medicare Advantage data to inform rural health policy.

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