Amy C. Raslevich (HPM ‘22) is a fourth-year health services and policy PhD candidate born and raised in Johnstown, PA who holds a BS in economics with concentrations in public policy management and health care management from the Wharton School and an MPP and an MBA both from Duke.
Raslevich has over 35 years of experience across the spectrum of health care organizations including with a small physician group practice, the first Medicaid managed care organization in Pennsylvania (HealthPASS-Philadelphia), a large regional hospital system, a self-funded union healthcare plan, and behavioral and physical health managed care organizations.
She returned to Pittsburgh to pursue her PhD after living in the Netherlands and surviving breast cancer, “intent on expanding my skill set and combining my professional and community interests and experiences to explore and improve issues of health equity,” she explained.
Her current work focuses on racial disparities in the utilization of health services by Medicaid recipients, with her dissertation examining the use of pediatric preventive care services across Pennsylvania. While at Pitt Public Health, she has also served as the teaching assistant for Catherine Hampel’s Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System for MHA students and researched state Medicaid opioid programs and policies, measured racial disparities in chronic health management service utilization in Pennsylvania Medicaid. She’s currently evaluating the UPMC Community Health Choices program for dually-enrolled Medicare/Medicaid recipients with the UPMC Center for High Value Health Care.
“I am honored to be a part of the Health Justices Scholars program to continue learning racial health equity frameworks and approaches, and to expand my network in the region as we work to break down silos related to the social determinants of health and to improving the health system for those for whom it does not work,” said Raslevich.
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