Undergrad Institution and Major:
BA (political ecology & anthropology), Mount Holyoke College
Graduate Institutions and Major:
MPH (epidemiology), The Ohio State University
Relevant Professional Experience:
Research Specialist, Health Policy Institute of Ohio
My research interests include policy informatics and decision making, modeling in policy analysis and management decisions, public health management and policy, and the role of public value in policy development. I am particularly interested in less mainstream (though increasingly popular!) approaches to modeling that account for learning, feedback, and other systems dynamics. I include Bayesian inference, agent-based models, and behavioral assumptions in both my research and teaching.
In my dissertation research, I conceptualize state Medicaid programs as complex adaptive systems characterized by diverse actors, behaviors, relationships, and objectives. These systems reproduce themselves through both strategic and emergent mechanisms of program management. I focus on the mechanism by which citizens are sorted into or out of the system: program enrollment. Using Bayesian regression and agent-based models, I explore the role of administrative practices (such as presumptive eligibility and longer continuous eligibility periods) in increasing enrollment of eligible citizens into Medicaid programs.
Decision Sciences Collaborative
Instructor of Record, Public Affairs Decision Making, Introduction to Public Affairs, Written & Oral Communication Skills
Teaching Assistant, Data Analysis for Public Policy & Management, Public Policy Formulation & Implementation, Nonprofit Management & Governance
“Public Program Sensitivity: Using ROC curves to characterize classification efficiency of state Medicaid systems,” Stata Conference; Columbus, OH.
“Managing Misclassificaiton: Take-up, churn, and fraud as administrative features of state Medicaid systems,” Midwest Public Affairs Conference; Milwaukee, WI.
Frazier, Lisa A. 2016. More than the ACA: Topics and themes in health policy research. Policy Studies Journal Yearbook
. 44(S1). psjyearbook.com/content/article29-2016
“Hiking across the rugged landscape of human health,” with Anand Desai in Health Informatics for the Curious: Why Study Health Informatics
, eds. Vaidya & Soar.
“The legacy of Chester Barnard in contemporary scholarship: Lessons for the twenty-first century executive,” with Hyungjo Hur in Mastering Public Administration
, eds. Fry & Raadschelders.
Professional Service Activities:
Glenn College of Public Affairs Doctoral Program Representative, 2015-2016
Glenn College of Public Affairs Wellness Council, 2013-2016
Honors & Awards:
ICPSR Scholarship for Public Administration, Public Policy, and Public Affairs, 2014
Glenn College Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, 2013
Network for Computational Modeling for SocioEcological Science
American Society for Public Administration
Ohio Public Health Association