Emily Adrion’s research primarily centers around health care costs and utilization, public and private health insurance markets, managed care, and health care financing. She is particularly interested in understanding the intersection between patient out-of-pocket spending and treatment decisions.
With the number of people living with dementia rising around the world, it is critical to better understand the growing economic impact of dementia, both for health and social care systems as well as for persons living with dementia and their families/caregivers. The rising rates of dementia around the world have significant financial consequences; the economic impact of dementia can be seen both at the health systems level as well as at an individual level. As an Atlantic Fellow at GBHI, she hopes to marry her dual passions for ensuring financial protection for patients and enhancing cross-national learning opportunities for health systems strengthening. Through her work, Adrion hopes to better understand the role of health and social care system design on patterns of out-of-pocket spending for persons living with dementia and their families/caregivers, with the ultimate aim of reducing the devastating financial toll of dementia. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors, swimming, hiking, listening to live music, and discovering the best craft beers around the world.
Bio: Emily Adrion is a lecturer in the Global Health Policy Unit in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, she held an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) T-32 Research Fellowship at the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy at the University of Michigan Medical School where she worked on health care costs, and patient out-of-pocket spending. Adrion received her Ph.D. in Health Services Research and Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and she holds an M.Sc. in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics.