Carolyn Long Engelhard is a faculty member in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and, until her formal retirement in 2019, held 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. Among the many scholarly works over her 30-year career at UVA, Professor 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 Affordable Care Act on health care organizations. In addition, Professor Engelhard co-directed a multi-year national webinar featuring health policy experts and students across four universities, was a contributing health policy expert for the web-based news journal, TheHill.com, and created educational videos on current health policy topics for MedPage Today, a national web-based news organization. Regarded as a UVA expert on health policy and the Affordable Care Act, Professor Engelhard often provided expert testimony to state-level legislative committees. Of all her academic endeavors, Professor Engelhard most loved introducing physicians-in-training and graduate students to the discipline of U.S. health policy and politics, both inside and outside of the classroom. Although she maintains her status as part-time teaching faculty in the School of Medicine, Professor Engelhard’s main pursuits these days surround her community work with Free Clinics and spending time with her daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren.
Health Policy Analyst
M.P.A., Public Administration, University of Virginia, 1988
P.O. Box 800717
Health System West Complex, Room 3897
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.
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.
Former 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)
- Associate Professor Emerita
- Associate Professor and Health Policy Analyst
- Former Director, Health Policy Program
Recent Publications / Educational Videos / Blogs:
- Video presentation: “Chipping Away at ObamaCare,” MedPage Today/Everyday Health, May 2018.
- “ObamaCare to TrumpCare: Promises, Perils, Politics, and Policy,” webinar, Sloan Program in Health Administration, Cornell University, April 24, 2018.
- Video presentation: “U.S. Health Care: Too Expensive or Priceless?” MedPage Today/Everyday Health, April 2018.
- Video presentation: “What Could be the Impact of Medicaid Work Requirements?” MedPage Today/Everyday Health, March 2018.
- Parsons, A. and C. Engelhard (2017).Unnecessary Medicine, U.S. News and World Reports, November 17, 2017.
- Three years of health policy blogs/columns with TheHill.com; see http://thehill.com/search/site/Engelhard
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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/
- 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
- Engelhard, C.L.(2010). The End of the Beginning: health Care Reform and the National Agenda. University of Virginia Journal of Medicine, October.
- 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.
- Garson, A and C. Engelhard (2007). “Health Care Half-Truths: Too Many Myths, Not Enough Reality.” Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.