Amy Davidoff, PhD, MS, is a health economist and program director in the Healthcare Assessment Research Branch of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program (HDRP). Her research focuses on public policy and eligibility and participation in public insurance, and impacts of insurance on access to care, use of services, and out-of-pocket health care spending. Over time, Amy’s research has addressed the impact of welfare reform, Medicaid and SCHIP expansions, Medicaid managed care, Medicare Part D, and most recently, the Affordable Care Act. Since 2008, she has applied this research to individuals with cancer and their treatment.
In her role within HDRP, Amy will continue her research focus on the economics of cancer care, support development of HDRP initiatives in this area, and be a resource within NCI more broadly. In addition, she will be developing novel data resources and linkages to support research on cancer-related care and socioeconomic status, social determinants of health, disparities, and provider organization and characteristics.
Prior to joining NCI, Amy was a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of Public Health, where she was a member of the Yale Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program, and was affiliated with the Yale Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research Center. Prior to joining the Yale faculty, she was an economist at the Center for Finance, Access and Cost Trends at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Amy received her PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Interdepartmental Program in Public Health Economics. She also holds a master’s degree in Health Policy and Management from the University of Massachusetts and has a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Brown University.