Professor Call is an Investigator at SHADAC and a Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
Her research interests include access to health insurance coverage and health care services among vulnerable populations, as well as community-based participatory research focusing on barriers to health care. She has created a survey of health insurance coverage for use by states, the Coordinated State Coverage Survey (CSCS), and has developed a body of research on the complexities of measuring health insurance coverage. This research includes understanding variation in estimates of coverage between the various national surveys, as well as reasons why state specific surveys produce different estimates of coverage than the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS-ASEC). Her research also explores discrepancies between survey and administrative data counts of insurance coverage, commonly referred to as the "Medicaid undercount". Most recently, she and her colleagues at SHADAC have been exploring the question of whether post-stratification adjustments can account for bias of not including cell phone only household in state coverage surveys.
Dr. Call holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in sociology from the University of Minnesota.