Alison Cuellar

Dr. Cuellar, Professor of Health Administration and Policy, has extensive experience collaborating with insurers, physician practices and health systems as well as studying Medicaid, mental health, and justice involved populations. She studies the impact of insurer innovations such as telehealth, price transparency tools and employer wellness programs. She also works on evaluating health system integration and consolidation, such as hospital systems and physician alliances, and their effects on quality, efficiency, costs, prices, and technology adoption. In other work she has examined the intersection of behavioral health and the justice systems and related Medicaid policies. Dr. Cuellar also serves as the Director of Research for the Population Health Center in the College of Health and Human Services. She serves on the Center for Disease Controls’ The Community Preventive Services Task Force. Previously she served on the National Academy of Medicine study panel on “Culture of Health: Committee on Community Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the US” and was a member of a national collaborative Mental Health Policy network supported by the MacArthur Foundation. She spent the 2005-06 academic year as a visiting economist to the U.S. Department of Justice.