March 9, 2010
FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Alwyn Cassil (202) 264-3484 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sommers, previously a senior research analyst at the Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and a research associate at the Urban Institute, will focus on quantitative research, including analysis of HSCs household and physician surveys, with an emphasis on health care coverage and access issues. Sommers earned her doctorate in health services research, policy and administration from the University of Minnesota, and a masters degree from the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Sommers previous research has focused on coverage and access issues related to Medicaid and the State Childrens Health Insurance Program. She has published in such peer-reviewed journals as Health Affairs and Health Services Research and served as a reviewer for a number of journals, including Health Affairs, Inquiry and the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.
Yee recently earned her doctorate in health services from the University of California, Los Angeles, and holds a masters of public health degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Yees research has focused on the impact and long-term sustainability of nursing
process improvements, the organization of primary care and womens health. She
will work primarily on qualitative research, including HSC site visits. Yee
has co-authored articles appearing in the American Journal of Nursing
and the Journal of Nursing Administration.
The Center for Studying Health System Change is a nonpartisan policy research organization committed to providing objective and timely research on the nations changing health system to help inform policy makers and contribute to better health care policy. HSC, based in Washington, D.C., is funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is affiliated with Mathematica Policy Research.