In this presentation, Dr. Naomi Zewde will highlight links between public healthcare via Medicaid expansion and social outcomes like evictions and access to opioid replacement medications. She will examine intersections between sources of the opioid crisis and broader public policy challenges like wealth inequality and healthcare costs and will discuss features of potential collective solutions.
Naomi Zewde is Assistant Professor of Health Economics at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Policy, and a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Social Work at Columbia University and is formerly a fellow at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Her research focuses on the consequences and remedies of social and economic inequality, especially in healthcare and insurance.