August 16, 2023

IDEAL RRTC Webinar - The effect of public and private health insurance on the use of preventive services for people with disabilities.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm


The Webinar Video on YouTube


This webinar will explore a longitudinal study conducted by Family Medicine Associate Professor Elham Mahmoudi, PhD. The study compared commercial and public health insurance and what influence they may have on the use of preventive services and potentially preventable hospitalizations for people with disabilities. Attendees will learn that for people with disabilities, health insurance alone is insufficient to guarantee full access to quality health care, and that an insurance’s generosity and depth of coverage are enabling factors in seeking health care.

Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided.

This event is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR #90RTHF0001).


Elham Mahmoudi photo

Elham Mahmoudi, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine, Michigan Medicine

Elham Mahmoudi, PhD, is an associate professor of health economics. She has more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and has extensive experience using a variety of large secondary data sources to conduct research, including nationally representative survey data, public and private administrative claims data, and electronic health records. She is also trained in quantitative analysis and econometric methodologies.

Dr. Mahmoudi's research has focused on evaluating health care policies aimed at reducing racial/ethnic disparities in access to and quality of care. She is a mixed-methods researcher, examining health care use and cost. She also studies the efficiency of care for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia and mild cognitive impairment, as well as individuals with disabilities. Additionally, she works with research programs in China and is on the editorial boards of two peer-reviewed journals, eLife and PLOS One.