Sarah H. Gordon, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, Brown University
MS, Harvard School of Public Health

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Research Summary:
Dr. Gordon's research evaluates policies that impact low-income populations, with a particular focus on health insurance and access to care. In her recent work, she has applied econometric and causal inference-based methods to assess the impacts of state-level health care policies. She has experience merging and analyzing multiple state all payer claims databases to conduct cross-state comparisons. She utilized these datasets to examine the impact of the Affordable Care Act's insurance expansions on continuity of coverage and healthcare utilization and the impact of out-of-pocket costs on coverage retention in state Marketplaces. More recently, she has investigated how Medicaid policies affect continuity of care during the perinatal period among low-income women. Her broad interests are in vulnerable populations, health equity, and access to care. Dr. Gordon is the recipient of the Health Policy Scholars Program and Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship from AcademyHealth, a Dissertation Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research (R36) and the Public Health Impact and Nora Kahn Piore Award from Brown University.

Dr. Gordon is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy, and Management at Boston University's School of Public Health. She obtained her doctorate in Health Services Research with a concentration in health economics from the Department of Health Services, Policy, and Practice at Brown University's School of Public Health. She holds a MS in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and a BA in Psychology from New York University.

2021 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award – Outstanding New Teacher
2021 Department of Health Law, Policy, and Management, Boston University School of Public Health: Teaching Award
2020 AcademyHealth: Outstanding Dissertation Award
2020 AcademyHealth: Best of 2020 Annual Research Meeting - Coverage and Access
2019 Brown University School of Public Health: Public Health Impact Award
2019 VHA Office of Health Equity/NCHS/AcademyHealth: Office of Health Equity Scholarship
2017 AcademyHealth: Alice S. Hersh Award

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Postpartum Maternal Health: Implications of Postpartum Medicaid Eligibility Extensions
12/01/2020 - 11/30/2021 (PI)
The Commonwealth Fund


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  1. Gordon SH, Alger CL, Declercq ER, Garrido MM. The Association Between Continuity Of Marketplace Coverage During Pregnancy And Receipt Of Prenatal Care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 Oct; 40(10):1618-1626.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34606350
  2. Aditi Bhanja; Dennis Lee, ; Sarah H. Gordon, PhD; Heidi Allen, PhD; Benjamin D. Sommers, MD, PhD. Comparison of Income Eligibility for Medicaid vs Marketplace Coverage for Insurance Enrollment Among Low-Income US Adults. JAMA Health Forum. 2021; 6(2):e210771. View Publication
  3. Gordon SH, Beilstein-Wedel E, Rosen AK, Zheng T, Kelley AT, Cook J, Zahakos SS, Wagner TH, Vanneman ME. County-level Predictors of Growth in Community-based Primary Care Use Among Veterans. Med Care. 2021 Jun 01; 59(Suppl 3):S301-S306.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33976080; PMCID: PMC8132896; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001555;
  4. Allen H, Gordon SH, Lee D, Bhanja A, Sommers BD. Comparison of Utilization, Costs, and Quality of Medicaid vs Subsidized Private Health Insurance for Low-Income Adults. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 01 04; 4(1):e2032669. PMID: 33399859
  5. Huberfeld N, Gordon SH, Jones DK. Federalism Complicates the Response to the COVID-19 Health and Economic Crisis: What Can Be Done? J Health Polit Policy Law. 2020 12 01; 45(6):951-965.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32464666
  6. Swaminathan S, Ndumele CD, Gordon SH, Lee Y, Trivedi AN. Association of Medicaid-Focused or Commercial Medicaid Managed Care Plan Type With Outpatient and Acute Care. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 12 01; 180(12):1672-1679. PMID: 33074283; PMCID: PMC7573794; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5408;
  7. Jones DK, Gordon SH, Huberfeld N. Have the ACA's Exchanges Succeeded? It's Complicated. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2020 08 01; 45(4):661-676.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32186335
  8. Gordon SH, Huberfeld N, Jones DK. What Federalism Means for the US Coronavirus Disease 2019 Response. JAMA Health Forum. 2020. View Publication
  9. Gordon SH, Sommers BD, Trivedi AN. Mothers And Medicaid Expansion: The Authors Reply. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 04; 39(4):723. PMID: 32250671
  10. Gordon SH, Sommers BD, Wilson IB, Trivedi AN. Effects Of Medicaid Expansion On Postpartum Coverage And Outpatient Utilization. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 01; 39(1):77-84. PMID: 31905073; PMCID: PMC7926836; DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2019.00547;
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