Dr. Lantz is a social demographer who is focused on enhancing the translation of research into policy. She studies the role of public health in healthcare reform, clinical preventive services (such as cancer screening and prenatal care), and social inequalities in health. She is particularly interested in the role of healthcare versus broad social policy aimed at social determinants of health in reducing social disparities in health status. Other research focuses on the potential of social impact bonds (or Pay for Success) to reduce Medicaid expenditures. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Social Insurance. Dr. Lantz also serves as a faculty advisor to IHPI's Policy Engagement & External Relations team.
- Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin
- M.S., Preventive Medicine, University of Wisconsin
- M.A., Sociology, Washington University
- B.A., Sociology and English, St. Olaf College