Congratulations to the following BU School of Public Health faculty on their recent promotion.
Megan Cole, PhD, MPH, Health Law, Policy & Management, specializes in how Medicaid policy and care delivery models affect quality of care, access to care and racial equity of care for Medicaid and other low-income, safety-net populations, especially those served by federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). She studies these topics using methods from health services research and econometrics. A Peter Paul Assistant Professor of Health Law, Policy & Management, she is co-director of the BU Medicaid Policy Lab. Her work has been cited in Congressional testimony. Dr. Cole is incoming co-editor-in-chief for the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management and she serves on the editorial board of Health Services Research.
Jessica Liebler, DrPH, Environmental Health, is an environmental epidemiologist with expertise in environmental risk factors for zoonotic disease emergence and chronic kidney disease of non-traditional origin (CKDnt). She has successfully led large field epidemiological studies in the U.S. and Central America with diverse populations, including agricultural workers, persons experiencing homelessness and young children. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Leibler led research on health disparities that supported the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in vaccine allocation programs. She currently is investigating environmental causes of renal dysfunction among youth in Nicaragua.