Jamie Daw, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management
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Dr. Daw is a quantitative health services and policy researcher with expertise in quasi-experimental methods and the analysis of large surveys and administrative datasets. She studies how policies affect the barriers faced by reproductive-aged women and pregnant people in accessing health services, from gaining health insurance to connecting with providers and ultimately, receiving high-quality care. Her current research agenda focuses on how Medicaid policy changes and new health care delivery models can promote improved health care access, quality, and health equity in the year after childbirth. Dr. Daw leads the Postpartum Assessment of Health Survey (PAHS), a first-of-its-kind multi-state follow-up survey on maternal health in the year after birth. She is currently a principal investigator on three federal R01 grants and has received prior support from the Commonwealth Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her research has been cited in policy documents and published in leading medical, health services, and policy journals including JAMA, CMAJ, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Health Affairs, and the Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law. Dr. Daw teaches Empirical Analysis for Health Policy to the full cohort of HPM MPH students each spring.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management

Administrative Titles

  • Affiliate, Columbia Population Research Center

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BSc, 2004 McMaster University
  • MSc, 2010 University of British Columbia
  • PhD, 2018 Harvard University

Editorial Boards

Health Economics, Policy and Law

Honors & Awards

AcademyHealth Best Abstract in Medicaid, Coverage and Access 2023

AcademyHealth Best Abstract in Women's Health 2021

AcademyHealth Outstanding Dissertation Award 2019

CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star Award 2019

Joan P. Curhan Citizenship Award, Harvard University 2018

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship, Harvard University 2013-201


My research seeks to inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policy with a focus on women and pregnant people

Research Interests

  • Biostatistical Methods
  • Community Health
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Maternal and Reproductive Health

Selected Publications

Daw JR, McCallum-Bridges CL, Kozhimannil KB, Admon LK. 2024. Continuous Medicaid eligibility during the COVID-19 pandemic and postpartum coverage, health care, and outcomes. JAMA Health Forum 5(3): e240004

Daw JR, Underhill K, Liu C, Allen HL. 2023. The health and social needs of Medicaid beneficiaries in the postpartum year: evidence from a multistate survey. Health Affairs 42(11): 1575-85.

Daw JR, Yekta S, Jacobson-Davies FE, Patrick SW, Admon LK. 2023. Consistency and adequacy of public and commercial health insurance for U.S. children, 2016 to 2021. JAMA Health Forum 4(11): e234179.

Daw JR, Eckert E, Allen HL, Underhill K. 2021. Extending postpartum Medicaid: state and federal policy options during and after COVID-19. Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law 46(3): 505-52.

Daw JR, Winkelman TNA, Dalton VK, Kozhimannil KB, Admon LK. 2020. Medicaid expansion improved perinatal insurance continuity for low-income women. Health Affairs, 39(9): 1531-1539.

Daw JR, Kolenic GE, Zivin K, Winkelman TNA, Dalton VK, Kozhimannil KB, Admon LK. 2020. Racial and ethnic disparities in perinatal insurance. Obstetrics & Gynecology 135(4): 1-8.

Daw JR, Sommers BD. 2019. The Affordable Care Act and access to care for reproductive-aged and pregnant women. American Journal of Public Health, 109(4): 565-571.

Daw JR, Hatfield LA. Matching and regression to the mean in difference-in-differences analysis. Health Services Research: 53(6): 4138-4156, 2018.

Daw JR, Sommers BD. 2018. Association of the Affordable Care Act dependent coverage provision with prenatal care use and birth outcomes. JAMA: 319(6). 579-587

Daw JR, Hatfield LA, Swartz K, Sommers BD. 2017. Women in the United States experience high rates of insurance coverage churn in months before and after childbirth. Health Affairs: 36(4). 598-606