Dr. Ana Progovac featured in Health

Affairs Panel

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March 6th, 2018

Ana Progovac, PhD is featured in Health Affairs' "Advancing Health Equity" panel discussion. Dr. Progovac's is the lead author of "Identifying Gender Minority Patients’ Health and Health Care Needs in Administrative Claims Data", which appears in the March 2018 issue of Health Affairs. The study found that gender minority (transgender and gender non-binary) Medicare beneficiaries used more mental health care and had more hospitalizations and emergency department visits than non-gender minority beneficiaries. This adds to the growing body of literature measuring the health needs of gender minority individuals and to a need for more research and policy efforts to improve the identification of gender identity across data sources to address disparities in healthcare for this group, Congratulations to Ana, the HER Lab researchers, and collaborators who contributed to this study!

The panel presentation can be viewed HERE. 

The study can be read HERE

Dr. Progovac's publication mentioned in Harvard Medical School News,  READ