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

The Boston University Clinical and Transitional Science Institute
04/15/2020 - 03/31/2025 (Co-Investigator of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Megan H. Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Sarah Gordon
09/01/2021 - 02/28/2022 (PI)
Department of Health and Human Services

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, Hoagland A, Admon LK, Daw JR. Extended Postpartum Medicaid Eligibility Is Associated With Improved Continuity Of Coverage In The Postpartum Year. Health Aff (Millwood). 2022 Jan; 41(1):69-78. PMID: 34982627
  2. Eliason EL, Gordon SH. Mental Health and Postpartum Care in California: Implications from California's Provisional Postpartum Care Extension. Womens Health Issues. 2021 Dec 23. PMID: 34955336; DOI: 10.1016/j.whi.2021.11.009;
  3. Sarah Gordon, Sarah Sugar, Lucy Chen, Christie Peters, Nancy De Lew, Benjamin D. Sommers. Medicaid After Pregnancy: State-Level Implications of Extending Postpartum Coverage. ASPE Issue Brief. 2021. View Publication
  4. 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 10; 40(10):1618-1626.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34606350
  5. 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
  6. 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 06 01; 59(Suppl 3):S301-S306.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33976080; PMCID: PMC8132896; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001555;
  7. Cara B. Safon Lois McCloskey Caroline Ezekwesili Yevgeniy Feyman Sarah H. Gordon. Doula Care Saves Lives, Improves Equity, And Empowers Mothers. State Medicaid Programs Should Pay For It. Health Affairs Forefront. 2021. View Publication
  8. Gray Babbs Lois McCloskey Sarah H. Gordon. Expanding Postpartum Medicaid Benefits To Combat Maternal Mortality And Morbidity . Health Affairs Blog. 2021. View Publication
  9. 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
  10. Megan B. Cole, PhD, Paul R. Shafer, PhD; Sarah H. Gordon, PhD, MS. What the New Biden Administration May Mean for Medicaid. JAMA Health Forum. 2021; 2(1):e201497-e201497.
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