Carrie Fry is a doctoral candidate in Health Policy and Statistics. Her research interests include access to health care and coverage for historically underserved populations, behavioral health, the Medicaid program, and social and public health policy evaluation. She been published in a number of outlets, including Health Affairs, Psychiatric Services, Addiction, and NEJM Catalyst and has presented her work at ASHEcon, AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting, and the Association for Public Policy and Management’s (APPAM) fall research conference.
Her dissertation is on state-driven changes to the Medicaid program with a focus on mental health and substance use disorder and healthcare coverage and access. She works with researchers in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School (Dr. Richard Frank and Dr. Laura Hatfield) the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Dr. Ben Sommers). She is a member of the Health Policy Data Science Lab, where she collaborates with other researchers and graduate students on methodological challenges in health services/policy research.