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Shana Alex Lavarreda, PhD, MPP

The recent recession swelled the ranks of California's unemployed from 5.5% in 2007 to 12.3% in 2009, resulting for many in the loss of job-based insurance. In our final webinar of 2011-2012, Dr. Shana Alex Lavarreda will use data from the 2007 and 2009 California Health Interview Surveys (CHIS) to increase knowledge of the populations that were hardest hit by the lack of insurance because of the recession with a focus on the highest need, low-income communities in California. Health consequences among the growing uninsured population will be discussed, as well. 

Shana Alex Lavarreda is Director of Health Insurance Studies at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Her research focuses on discontinuous health insurance, particularly among low-income children, and its impact on access to care. She also specializes in political issues surrounding health care reform at both the state and the national levels. 

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May 2012