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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

Here's how MN governor candidates Walz and Johnson differ on health care, and what the experts say
Twin Cities Pioneer Press October 15, 2018

Lower health insurance rates are welcome, but what now? 
Star Tribune October 5, 2018

Deductibles Hit $2,000 As Employers Intensify Cost Shift 
Forbes October 4, 2018

Health Insurance Takes More Out of Workers' Paychecks
Health Insurance Newsletter October 3, 2018

Health Insurance Costs Accelerating for Workers 
HealthLeaders October 1, 2018

ServeMinnesota Hosts Event on Opioid Crisis to Focus on a Recovery Movement 
Markets Insider October 1, 2018

Politics Friday: Campaigns and Health Care
MPR News September 14, 2018

Number of Minnesotans without health insurance grows by 18,000
Star Tribune September 12, 2018

The States Tackle Health Care Reform
U.S. News & World Report August 10, 2018

Medical Assistance Recipients Would Face Work Mandate Under New Bill
Minnesota Watchdog May 2, 2018

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

Latest Health Care Repeal Bill in Senate Could Cost Minnesota Billions. 
Pharmacy Choice September 22, 2017

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 Stepping 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