Engelhard, Carolyn L., M.P.A.

Carolyn Engelhard.JPGCarolyn Long Engelhard is a national expert in health policy and holds the academic rank of associate professor in both the School of Medicine and in the Frank Batten School of Public Policy and Leadership.  Professor Engelhard’s academic activities include analyzing and monitoring changes in health policy at the federal and state governmental levels and teaching in both the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine.    Ms. Engelhard co-authored a book looking at the myths surrounding the U.S. health care system, completed a national project in conjunction with the nonpartisan Urban Institute examining the use of public policies to reduce obesity, and contributed a textbook chapter examining the effect of the new law on health care organizations.   More recently, Professor Engelhard co-directed a national webinar featuring health policy experts and students across four universities, and was a contributing health policy expert for the web-based news journal, TheHill.com.  Her current activities include producing short educational health policy “snapshots” for the national news service MedPage Today.

Associate Professor
Health Policy Analyst
Masters Programs
M.P.A., Public Administration, University of Virginia, 1988

P.O. Box 800717
Tel: 1-434-982-6744
Fax: 1-434-924-8437
Email: cle6z@virginia.edu
Health System West Complex, Room 3897

Expertise:
Health policy analysis including: private and public health coverage; expenditures in the organization and financing of medical services; quality issues in health care; patient safety and medical errors; and changes in health workforce.

Research Interests:
Ms. Engelhard’s academic activities include studying and monitoring changes in health policy at the federal and state governmental levels and teaching in both the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine. Over the last decade, Ms. Engelhard co-authored a book looking at the myths surrounding the U.S. health care system. In 2009, completed a project in conjunction with the nonpartisan Urban Institute examining the use of public policies to reduce obesity,  co-authored an article in the New England Journal of Medicine examining health insurance premium rating regulation under the ACA, and completed a book chapter examining the future health workforce needs in the U.S.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • PHS 7100, Health Policy and Management
  • UME health policy elective director (full academic year)
  • GME Certificate Program, Health Policy Module GME Elective and Ambulatory Seminar Series, Internal Medicine residency program (all year) GME health policy elective for 2nd and 3rd year internal medicine residents

Other Information / Public Service:

  • Board member Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (current); past Board member (Chair 2011-13), Charlottesville Free Clinic Member, Community Service Committee (UVAHC) Advisory board member, MTPCI Program (UVASOM)
  • Faculty, Osher Lifetime Learning Institute (OLLI)

Other Appointments:

  • Associate Professor and  Health Policy Analyst
  • Former Director, Health Policy Program

Recent Publications / Educational Videos / Blogs:

  1. Video presentation: “Chipping Away at ObamaCare,”  MedPage Today/Everyday Health, May 2018.
  2. “ObamaCare to TrumpCare: Promises, Perils, Politics, and Policy,”  webinar, Sloan Program in Health Administration, Cornell University, April 24, 2018.
  3. Video presentation: “U.S. Health Care:  Too Expensive or Priceless?”  MedPage Today/Everyday Health, April 2018.
  4. Video presentation: “What Could be the Impact of Medicaid Work Requirements?”  MedPage Today/Everyday Health, March 2018.
  5. Parsons, A. and C. Engelhard (2017).Unnecessary Medicine, U.S. News and World Reports, November 17, 2017.
  6. Three years of health policy blogs/columns with TheHill.com; see http://thehill.com/search/site/Engelhard
  7. McManus K., A. Rhodes, S. Bailey, L. Yerkes, C. Engelhard, K.Ingersoll, G. Stukenborg, R. Dillingham (2016).Affordable Care Act Qualified Health Plan Coverage:  Association with Improved HIV Viral Suppression for AIDS Drug Assistance Program Clients in a Medicaid Nonexpansion State.  Clinical Infectious Diseases 63(3):396-403. https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/63/3/396/2595038/Affordable-Care-Act-Qualified-Health-Plan-Coverage
  8. McManus K., C Engelhard, K McGonigle (2016). The Affordable Care Act and Low-Income People Living with HIV: 2014 Qualified Health Plan Enrollment in a Medicaid Non-expansion State. Southern Medical Journal, 109(6):371-377. http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/27255096
  9. McManus, K., A.Rhodes, S. Bailey, L. Yerkes, C.L. Engelhard, K.S. Ingersoll, G.J. Stukenborg, R. Dillingham (2016). Affordable Care Act Qualified Health Plan Coverage is Associated with Improved HIV Viral Suppression for AIDS Drug Assistance Program Clients in a Medicaid Non-expansion State.  Clinical Infectious Diseases, published on-line, May 5, 2016; http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/05/02/cid.ciw277.full.pdf+html
  10. McManus K., A Rhodes, L Yerkes, C Engelhard, K Ingersoll, G Stukenborg, R Dillingham (2016). Year 2 of the AIDS Drug Assistance Program transition to Affordable Care Act Qualified Health Plans in a Medicaid Nonexpansion State: ACA still showing positive effects on HIV viral suppression. Abstract #57322 ID Week 2016, https://idsa.confex.com/idsa/2016/abstracts/papers/index.cgi?username=57322&password=118420
  11. McManus K, L. Engelhardand R. Dillingham (2013). Current Challenges to the United States’ AIDS Drug Assistance Program and Possible Implications of the Affordable Care Act.  AIDS Research and Treatment, Volume 2013, article ID 350169; http://www.hindawi.com/journals/art/2013/350169/
  12. Engelhard, C.L.L.(2012). “The Politics of Medicaid,” Inquiry – The Journal of Health Care Organization Provision and Financing 48(4):339-341.Cited 0; IF: 0.564
  13. Engelhard, C.L.(2010). The End of the Beginning:  health Care Reform and the National Agenda.  University of Virginia Journal of Medicine, October.
  14. Engelhard, C.L., A. Garson, and S. Dorn (2010).  Reducing Obesity:  Policy Strategies from the Tobacco Wars abstracted version. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, Vol. 5(4):46-50.
  15. Garson, A and C. Engelhard (2007). “Health Care Half-Truths: Too Many Myths, Not Enough Reality.” Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.