Emily Harrison
Health

Emily Harrison

Researcher
Pronouns she/her

Emily Harrison focuses on population health and addressing social and environmental determinants of health. Her work centers on mixed-methods public health research, quantitative data analysis for state and federal Medicaid programs, and the intersection of climate change and health.

Harrison has contributed to work at Mathematica spanning various subjects, including clean energy jobs creation, state program evaluation, and Medicaid and CHIP service use. She currently works on an evaluation of a five-year program assessing strategies that promote the high-income employment of adults and youth with disabilities. Harrison also supports the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in monitoring section 1115 substance use disorder demonstrations and contributes to various data analyses—including those tracking service use during the COVID-19 public health emergency, pregnancy outcomes, and equitable service use—for the Medicaid and CHIP Business Information Systems project. In addition to her project work, Harrison contributes to Mathematica’s climate change and health business development and sustainability initiative.

Harrison joined Mathematica in 2020. She holds an M.P.H. in health policy and management and a certificate in climate change and health from the Yale School of Public Health.

Expertise
  • Mixed-methods program and policy evaluation
  • Climate change and health
  • Income- and wealth-based health disparities
Focus Area Topics
  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • State Health Policy
  • Quality Improvement
  • Population Health
  • Health

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