Julie Donohue, PhD

Julie Donohue is professor and vice chair for research in the department of health policy and management at the University of Pittsburgh, where she directs the Medicaid Research Center. Ms. Donohue conducts research on insurance coverage, financing, and delivery of health care with a focus on use of prescription drugs and behavioral health services. She has studied the impact of policy changes on access, quality and costs in Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance. In collaboration with AcademyHealth, in 2017, she launched the Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN) to support state Medicaid policy evaluations. Donohue also conducts research on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on access to care, regional variation in health care use and spending, and the organizational, industry and policy influences on physician prescribing behavior.