Elizabeth Momany

Senior Research Scientist

Elizabeth Momany’s research focuses on evaluating health policies and programs. Areas of expertise include outcomes development and analyses, model building to reflect health care services utilization, and the development of measures for rapid cycle evaluation in newly implemented programs.

Her work focuses on vulnerable populations such as children, people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, people with chronic health conditions, and people with serious mental illness and/or severe emotional disturbance.

Current studies include an evaluation of the Medicaid expansion, particularly the implementation and outcomes of an $8 copay for non-emergency use of the ED, waiver of the retroactive eligibility component of Medicaid for certain eligibility groups, and requirements to utilize health behaviors to reduce premiums. Additionally, she is working with Iowa-based Community Mental Health Centers to rapid cycle evaluate programs developed and implemented under the Certified Community Behavioral Health Center grants through SAMHSA.

Past research has included modeling factors related to the use of dental services for children with chronic conditions in the Iowa Medicaid program, understanding the use of medical and dental services by children with intellectual and/or developmental disability in the Iowa Medicaid program, and evaluating the effects of a family planning waiver on birth rates in Iowa.

Most recently, she has been involved in a five-state project supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop outcome measures for children and adults with special health care needs.