Dr. Tipirneni’s research focuses on investigating the impact of health reform policies and programs on low socioeconomic status, aging and other vulnerable populations, and on delivery of care in the health care safety net. Her current work includes examinations of access to care under health reform, Medicaid policy including recent consideration of work requirements for beneficiaries, integration of behavioral and physical health care, and assessments of social determinants of health in clinical practice. She is a Co-Investigator on the evaluation of Michigan’s Medicaid expansion, Principal Investigator evaluating Michigan’s Medicaid Health Homes program, and a recipient of a K08 career development award from the National Institute on Aging examining the impact of coverage expansions on near-retirement adults. She is passionate about the translation of research into implementation of health policies and practice, including sharing lessons learned across states. Dr. Tipirneni also serves as a co-director for the National Clinician Scholars Program at IHPI.
- M.D., University of California, San Francisco
- M.Sc., Health and Health Care Research, University of Michigan
- B.S., Biology, Cornell University