Megan Cole Brahim, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, Brown University
MPH, Yale University
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Megan Cole’s research interests focus primarily on Medicaid and safety-net populations, and how state and federal health reform efforts affect health care coverage, quality, and equity for these populations. She works predominantly with large observational data sets, applying methods in health economics and statistics.

Recent and ongoing work includes examining the impact of Medicaid expansion on coverage, quality, and access for community health center patients; assessing temporal trends and geographic variations in quality and equity of care for community health center patients; examining the role of insurance coverage in access to and disparities in access to specialty care and prescription drugs for safety-net patients; assessing trends in quality and comorbid conditions amongst Medicaid enrollees with HIV; evaluating the impact of a statewide patient-centered medical home program on utilization and cost of care; and evaluating the impact of behavioral health integration into a medical home for Medicaid-enrolled children.

Dr. Cole completed her PhD in Health Services Research at Brown University’s School of Public Health and received an MPH in Health Policy from Yale University's School of Public Health. She also worked as a consultant at The Lewin Group for 6 years, where she worked with state and federal agencies on issues relating to Medicaid policy and health reform.
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Cole MB, Wright B, Wilson IB, Galárraga O, Trivedi AN. Medicaid Expansion And Community Health Centers: Care Quality And Service Use Increased For Rural Patients. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 Jun; 37(6):900-907. PMID: 29863920.
     
  2. Cole MB, Trivedi AN, Wright B, Carey K. Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care for Community Health Center Patients: Evidence Following the Affordable Care Act. J Gen Intern Med. 2018.
     
  3. Cole MB, Trivedi AN, Wright B, Carey K. Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care for Community Health Center Patients: Evidence Following the Affordable Care Act. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 May 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29845464.
     
  4. Cole MB, Wright B, Wilson IB, Galárraga O, Trivedi AN. Longitudinal Analysis of Racial/Ethnic Trends in Quality Outcomes in Community Health Centers, 2009-2014. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Jun; 33(6):906-913. PMID: 29453528.
     
  5. Cole MB, Wright B, Wilson IB, Galárraga O, Trivedi A. Medicaid Expansion And Community Health Centers: Care Quality And Service Use Increased For Rural Patients. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018; Forthcoming.
     
  6. Cole MB, Wilson IB, Trivedi AN. State Variation in Quality Outcomes and Disparities in Outcomes in Community Health Centers. Med Care. 2017 Dec; 55(12):1001-1007. PMID: 29016396; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000818;.
     
  7. Cole MB, Galárraga O, Wilson IB, Wright B, Trivedi AN. At Federally Funded Health Centers, Medicaid Expansion Was Associated With Improved Quality Of Care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Jan 01; 36(1):40-48. PMID: 28069845; DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2016.0804;.
     

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