Helen Levy, PhD
Dr. Helen Levy is a research professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, Ford School of Public Policy and School of Public Health. She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a co-investigator on the Health and Retirement Study, a long-running longitudinal study of health and economic dynamics at older ages. Dr. Levy's research interests include the causes and consequences of lacking health insurance, evaluation of public health insurance programs and material hardship among older Americans. She was the recipient of a Career Development Award (K01) from the National Institute on Aging to study health literacy and health disparities among the elderly. Before coming to the University of Michigan, she was an assistant professor at the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. She served as a senior economist to the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in 2010-11. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at Yale University and received a PhD in Economics from Princeton University.