Lynn Blewett, PhD

Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management

Lynn Blewett

Contact Info

blewe001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-4739

Office Address:
15-227 Phillilps-Wangensteen Building

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 729 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, Health Services Research, Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

MA, Public Affairs, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

BA, Psychology, University of Wisconsin

Summary

My research focuses on health care policy and access and I direct the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), a research and policy center funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support state efforts to monitor and evaluate programs to increase access and coverage. The center provides high level access to federal surveys. As an advocate for information access, I helped to bring a Census Research Data Center to the University of Minnesota, which is the only RDC with a health services and policy focus. 

Expertise

Health care policy, access to care, disparities, Medicaid/CHIP, immigrant health, survey research, international health systems

Research

Research Funding Grants

  • 2016–2019, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC): Helping states bridge the gap between health insurance data and the policy-making process," Principal Investigator
  • 2015–2020, NIH NICHHD, "Integrated Health Interview Series Competing Continuation," Principal Investigator
  • 2015–2017, MACPAC, "MACPAC Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract," Principal Investigator
  • 2014–2017, MN Department of Health and Human Services, "Minnesota State Innovation Model (SIM) Evaluation," Principal Investigator
  • 2012–2017, Research Triangle Institute, "Medicaid Expansion Evaluation," Principal Investigator
  • 2016–2017, MACPAC, "Churning in the Medicaid Program," Co-Investigator

Publications

Teaching

Teaching Areas

I teach U.S. Health Care Systems and Public Health and International Health Systems and work with both Masters and Doctoral-level students. Graduates who have worked with me have had positions with the Census Bureau, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Congressional Research Service, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease and Prevention.

Courses

  • PubH 7894, MS in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration Plan B Project
  • PUBH 8802, Health Services Policy Analysis: Applications

Media

U of MN Health Sciences Expert Link

Health Experts Profile

In The News

In the Media

  • Does the health care bill the House passed maintain protection for people with pre-existing conditions, or not? (MinnPost)
  • High-risk pools: The Newest proposal to fix the GOP's health plan. Vox
  • An interim plan to stabilize Minnesota's individual health insurance market. Star Tribune
  • The pitfalls of replacing Obamacare. The Economist
  • On health care, Mass. looks to Minn. for some new ideas. Boston Globe
  • More kids found coverage with health law. Star Tribune.