Dr. Green will receive $150,000 over two years from the New Investigator Program to support her project, Improving health outcomes for Black birthing people: Evaluating the impacts of Wisconsin’s birth cost recovery policy on the health and wellbeing of low-income Black birthing parents: a community-centered approach.
Birth Cost Recovery (BCR) holds unmarried, non-custodial fathers liable for Medicaid birth costs in Wisconsin, yet there is little known about the impact of this policy on Black birthing people in Wisconsin. This project, led by Tiffany Green, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of Population Health Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology, will work to better understand how BCR and other similar social policies impact inequities in health outcomes among low-income Black birthing people in the state of Wisconsin. Dr. Green and a team of interdisciplinary experts in the fields of economics, population health, pediatrics, social work, clinical/social psychology and community engagement will create an evaluation framework for BCR as a way of measuring the impact of this policy and collect evidence that can be useful in informing future policies and improving health outcomes statewide.
The WPP New Investigator Program provides opportunities for early-career faculty to initiate new, innovative educational or research pilot projects that can lead to further support from federal or other granting agencies.
Dr. Green is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Population Health Sciences and OBGYN at UW-Madison.