Arleen Leibowitz, Ph.D.
Director, Policy Core
|Address||UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs / Public Policy Dept
BOX 951656, 3250 Public Affairs Bldg
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Dr. Leibowitz’s research takes an economic perspective on public and private policies that enhance or hinder the promotion of HIV detection, prevention and treatment at national, state and local levels, as well as internationally. Her interests focuses on public policies, such as Medicaid, Medicare and state testing policies, as well as private policies, such as insurance companies’ reimbursement practices. In past work Dr. Leibowitz has capitalized on “natural experiments”, such as differences in eligibility for Medicaid across states, to obtain unbiased estimates of the effect of insurance on HIV mortality, the importance of insurance for receipt of ARVs, and decisions about male infant circumcision.
BA – Smith College – Economics – 1964
MA – Economics – Columbia University – 1965
PhD – Economics – Columbia University 1972
Research and Interests:
Economic perspective on public and private policies that enhance or hinder the promotion of HIV detection, prevention and treatment; the effect of insurance on HIV mortality and receipt of ARVs, and decisions about male infant circumcision.