Micah Aaron

Micah Aaron

PhD Candidate in Health Policy (G5, Methods for Policy Research)

Micah Aaron graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in 2013 with a BS in Kinesiology. As an undergraduate, she worked as a research scholar in the Motor Control Lab where her work consisted of describing the sensorimotor deficits and informing clinical assessment and rehabilitation of such deficits in cerebral palsy patients and other clinically disabled populations. In 2015, Micah obtained her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan. Her master’s thesis focused on the evaluation of a goal setting intervention on self-management activities in African American women with asthma. Her work has been published in the Experimental Brain Research and Health Behavior and Health Education journals. After graduation, she worked at a provider organization, Trinity Health, as a population health analyst. In this role, she developed and disseminated claims-based detail of patient and facility level cost and utilization data to 1) support Trinity Health’s clinically integrated networks in their care-management activities and 2) provide measures of performance to predict gain share for physicians practicing within alternative payment models. Micah’s research interests include the evaluation of delivery system reform efforts (i.e. value based healthcare models) to improve health quality and clinical outcomes, increase patient access and inform physician payment/benefit design. The central goal of her dissertation work is understanding the relationships between health policy, provider consolidation, clinical care integration and quality of care.

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