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Blewett, PhD, MPA

Lynn A. Blewett, PhD, MPA
Principal Investigator

Dr. Blewett is Director of SHADAC, as well as a Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. She also directs the State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE), a RWJF national program that funds and rigorously evaluates health reform at the state level.

Dr. Blewett conducts research on the factors affecting health insurance coverage and access to and use of health care as these factors relate to state health policy.

Dr. Blewett has published over 50 articles related to health and healthcare. She teaches graduate courses on the U.S. health care system and international health systems. She’s a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, was appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Health Statistics, and served on the boards of AcademyHealth and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). Her health policy experience includes legislative work for the U.S. Senate and state policy work as Director of the Health Economics Program for the Minnesota Department of Health.  

Dr. Blewett holds a Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota, a master’s in Public Affairs from the Hubert. H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Access Lynn Blewett's journal articles on PubMed.

Lynn Blewett in the Media
  • Work Requirements Give Republicans Cover to Expand Medicaid
    U.S. News & World Report April 23, 2018

  • UMN Expert: Medicaid Work Requirements.   
    University of Minnesota February 13, 2018 
     
  • 2017's Healthiest Cities in America. 
    Wallethub.com February 12, 2018​
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  • Latest Health Care Repeal Bill in Senate Could Cost Minnesota Billions. 
    Pharmacy Choice September 22, 2017
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  • Why Single-Payer is Not Likely Our Path Forward. 
    Star Tribune September 15, 2017
     
  • MinnesotaCare Buy-In: Maybe Not a Long Shot. 
    Health Affairs Blog August 2, 2017
     
  • Reinsurance Approval Key to Holding Down Insurance Premium Hikes. 
    MPR News August 1, 2017
     
  • Health Care Town Hall in Cottage Grove Shines Light on Medicaid Recipients. 
    South Washington County Bulletin July 27, 2017
     
  • States Think Reinsurance Might Fix Obamacare Troubles. 
    Washington Examiner  July 24, 2017
     
  • CBO Gives Senate Health Care Bill a Toxic Score. 
    Star Tribune June 27, 2017
     
  • MNSure Weighs Tighter Sign-Up Rules. 
    Star Tribune ​April 27, 2017
     
  • How Minnesota is Steppimg Up to Preserve Its Individual Market. 
    Health Affairs Blog April 18, 2017
     
  • Reps. Cramer, Peterson Appear Split on Obamacare Replacement. 
    West Central Tribune March 22, 2017
     
  • How Reinsurance May Help Health Insurers. 
    Finance and Commerce  March 21, 2017
Lynn A. Blewett, PhD, MPA
Principal Investigator