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



Sarah Gordon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy, and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health where she co-directs the BU Medicaid Policy Lab. She is a health services researcher with expertise in health insurance, access to care, and Medicaid policy. She applies econometric and causal inference-based methods to assess the impacts of state-level health care policies on low-income populations. She has experience merging and analyzing multiple state all payer claims databases and national Medicaid claims to conduct cross-state comparisons. Her recent work has focused on the intersections of Medicaid policy and maternal health. She is currently serving as a senior advisor on health policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Biden Administration. She received her doctorate in Health Services Research from the Brown University School of Public Health and an MS in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.


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
5UL1TR001430-06

Medicaid Data Learning Network
05/01/2022 - 04/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
AcademyHealth The CommonwealthFund


Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Postpartum Maternal Health: Implications of Postpartum Medicaid Eligibility Extensions
12/01/2020 - 11/30/2022 (PI)
The Commonwealth Fund


Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Sarah Gordon
09/01/2021 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
Department of Health and Human Services




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  1. Sugar S, Ruhter J, Gordon SH, Whitman A, De Lew N, Sommers BD. Health Coverage for Women Under the Affordable Care Act. ASPE Issue Brief. 2022. View Publication
  2. Goldman AL, Gordon SH. Coverage Disruptions and Transitions Across the ACA's Medicaid/Marketplace Income Cutoff. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Mar 11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35277806
     
  3. Gordon SH, Hoagland A, Admon LK, Daw JR. Comparison of Postpartum Health Care Use and Spending Among Individuals with Medicaid-Paid Births Enrolled in Continuous Medicaid vs Commercial Insurance. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Mar 01; 5(3):e223058. PMID: 35302626; PMCID: PMC8933732; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.3058;
     
  4. 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 01; 41(1):69-78. PMID: 34982627
     
  5. Eliason EL, Gordon SH. Mental Health and Postpartum Care in California: Implications from California's Provisional Postpartum Care Extension. Womens Health Issues. 2022 Mar-Apr; 32(2):122-129. PMID: 34955336; DOI: 10.1016/j.whi.2021.11.009;
     
  6. 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
  7. 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
     
  8. 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
  9. 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;
     
  10. 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
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2022 Department of Health Law, Policy, and Management, Boston University School of Public Health: "DO" Award
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: "TEACH" Award
2021 AcademyHealth: Best Poster, Coverage and Access
2021 AcademyHealth: Best Poster, Women's Health
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
2017 AHRQ: R36 Dissertation Award
2016 Brown University: Nora Kahn Piore Award
2011 New York University: Summa cum laude
2011 New York University: Phi Beta Kappa
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