Brandy Jaclyn Lipton

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Visiting Associate Professor, Health, Society, and Behavior
Public Health
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2012, Economics
B.A., Colby College, 2005, Mathematics and Economics
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
State health policy; Medicaid; Health insurance; Healthcare reform; Access to dental care; Access to vision care; Dual eligibles; Immigrant health
Short Biography
Brandy Lipton, PhD is an applied microeconomist with expertise in health economics and public policy. Her research explores the connections between health care policies and both health and economic outcomes, such as employment and academic achievement. The majority of her work examines state-level Medicaid policies and how they affect population health and well-being. One strand of her research has studied the effects of providing optional dental and vision benefits to adult Medicaid enrollees. This is a continuing area of study with ongoing work examining the impacts of these policies among children with Medicaid-enrolled parents and also among older adults eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Dr. Lipton's research has been published in high-impact economics, policy, and medical journals including Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Health Affairs, JAMA Health Forum, and Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. She has been funded as a Principal Investigator by the National Institutes of Health (NIDCR and NEI) and the William T. Grant Foundation.

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING STUDENTS for research mentorship. If you are interested in working with me, please send an email to with your CV/resume and a brief description of your goals and interests.
Professional Societies
American Society of Health Economists
American Economic Association
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Other Experience
Assistant Professor
San Diego State University 2017—2022
Health Economist
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2015—2017
Senior Service Fellow
National Center for Health Statistics 2013—2015
Research Associate
Acumen LLC 2011—2013
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