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Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences

Eric Roberts is an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health. His work examines the provision and financing of health care in low-income populations. One stream of his work focuses on the implementation of alternative payment models (including value-based purchasing and global budgets), their impacts on care quality and utilization, and their financial implications for providers serving socially disadvantaged patients. A second stream examines Medicaid policy, health care disparities, and the contribution of social risk factors—including housing instability—to health care costs in low-income populations. Much of Dr. Roberts' current research lies at the intersection of Medicaid policy and the financing and provision of care for high-cost and high-need patients. Dr. Roberts is the recipient of a career development award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to study the effects of Medicaid eligibility and payment policies on the health of low-income, aging, and disabled patients, an R01 from the National Institute of Aging to study health care disparities within the Medicare Advantage program, and a VA Merit Award to study the effects of VA community care programs on quality, safety, and equity of care among US Veterans. Dr. Roberts' work has appeared in Health Affairs, JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Health Services Research, and has received awards from AcademyHealth and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences