Warren has 10 years of experience processing and analyzing quantitative data from programs focused on health care and employment. While at MDRC, she has been a member of the data team for many studies, including the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE), MIHOPE-Strong Start, the Coordinated Care for High-Cost Medicaid Recipients with Disabilities evaluation, the Accelerated Benefits Demonstration, the California Works for Better Health project, and the Work Advancement and Support Center Demonstration. Warren’s work primarily consists of overseeing administrative data acquisition and performing key data processing, verification, and analysis tasks. Analytical activities include monitoring the similarity of baseline characteristics between program and control groups and estimating impacts as revealed by follow-up surveys and administrative records, including Medicaid claims records. Warren has coauthored numerous MDRC reports and scholarly journal articles. She holds a BA from Colgate University and a master’s degree in public policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
The Effects of Home Visiting on Prenatal Health, Birth Outcomes, and Health Care Use in the First Year of Life
Final Implementation and Impact Findings from the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation-Strong StartJanuary, 2019
MIHOPE-Strong Start rigorously examined the effects of home visiting services, as provided by 66 local programs in 17 states, on outcomes such as low birth weight, preterm birth, and infant health care use. This final report details those effects as well as the services received by families in the programs.Brief
Laying the Groundwork for Long-Term Follow-Up in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE)October, 2017
Home visiting provides information, resources, and support to expectant low-income parents and low-income families with young children. This brief summarizes evidence from existing studies on the impact of early childhood home visiting on children 5 and older for four national models of home visiting.Report
The Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation-Strong Start Second Annual ReportJanuary, 2015
Policymakers have increasingly encouraged greater use of administrative data to produce timely, rigorous, and lower-cost evaluations of health and social programs. This report details MIHOPE-Strong Start’s process of acquiring administrative vital records and Medicaid data from 20 states and more than 40 state agencies to measure health, health care use, and cost outcomes.Report
Managing Health Care for Medicaid Recipients with DisabilitiesMay, 2013
This program aimed to improve the quality of health care while reducing Medicaid costs by helping individuals use appropriate care that would reduce hospital admissions and emergency department visits. Like a similar pilot run by Colorado Access, which is described in a separate report, it had little effect on health care use.Report
Final Report on the Colorado Access Coordinated Care Pilot ProgramApril, 2013
This pilot program aimed to improve the quality of health care while reducing Medicaid costs by helping individuals use appropriate care that would reduce hospital admissions and emergency department visits. The program had little effect on health care use, but the report suggests several ways to improve its design.Report
Impacts on Health and Employment at Twelve MonthsFebruary, 2011
This demonstration tested the effects of earlier access to health care coverage and related services for new Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries. After one year, the program increased health care use, reduced reported unmet medical needs, and modestly improved health and functioning. It also increased job prep and search activities but did not raise employment levels.Brief
Providing Health Benefits and Work-Related Services to Social Security Disability Insurance Beneficiaries
Six-Month Results from the Accelerated Benefits DemonstrationApril, 2010
This policy brief offers early findings from a demonstration testing whether earlier access to health care and related services for new Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries who lack health care coverage would lead to improved outcomes. So far, the intervention has increased the use of health care services and reduced the reported unmet health care needs of the project participants.
Kim, Sue, Charles Michalopoulos, Richard M. Kwong, Anne Warren, and Michelle S. Manno. 2013. “Telephone Care Management’s Effectiveness in Coordinating Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries in Managed Care: A Randomized Controlled Study.” Health Services Research 48, 5: 1730-1749.
Michalopoulos, Charles, David Wittenburg, Dina A. R. Israel, and Anne Warren. 2012. “The Effects of Health Care Benefits on Health Care Use and Health: A Randomized Trial for Disability Insurance Beneficiaries.” Medical Care 50, 9: 764-771.
Taylor, Erin Fries, Catherine G. McLaughlin, Anne W. Warren, and Paula H. Song. 2006. “Who Enrolls in Community-Based Health Initiatives for the Uninsured and Why Do They Stay?” Health Affairs 25, 3: w183-w191.
ProjectsJames A. Riccio, Cynthia Miller, Nandita Verma, Edith Yang, Jared Smith, Gilda Azurdia, Donna Wharton-Fields, Anne Warren, M. Victoria Quiroz Becerra
Family Rewards was an innovative approach to poverty reduction in the United States that was modeled on the conditional cash transfer ( CCT ) programs common in lower- and middle-income countries. The program offered cash assistance to poor families, contingent on their meeting certain criteria related to family health care, children’s education, and parents’ work, in...Kate Gualtieri, Alexandra Bernardi, Anne Warren, Mary Bambino, Caroline Mage, Sharon Rowser, Helen Lee
Currently, almost half of the 6.7 million pregnancies in the United States each year are unintended — a rate higher than that of many other industrialized countries. These unintended pregnancies are roughly evenly divided between women who did not use contraception at all and those who did, but ineffectively. Higher proportions of unintended pregnancies are found among...Virginia Knox, Charles Michalopoulos, JoAnn Hsueh, Desiree Principe Alderson, Dina A. R. Israel, Erika Lundquist, Electra Small, Rebecca Behrmann, Anne Warren, Samantha Xia, Kelly Saunders, Ilana Blum, Jessica Kopsic, Noemi Altman, Caroline Mage, Helen Lee
Adverse birth outcomes result in significant emotional and economic costs for families and communities. One promising avenue for helping expectant women is home visiting programs, which work with parents to promote prenatal care and improve infant health. The Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation-Strong Start ( MIHOPE -Strong Start) will evaluate the...Virginia Knox, Charles Michalopoulos, JoAnn Hsueh, Desiree Principe Alderson, Dina A. R. Israel, Erika Lundquist, Electra Small, Carolyn Hill, Rebecca Behrmann, Ximena Portilla, Anne Warren, Samantha Xia, Kelly Saunders, Ilana Blum, Mallory Undestad, Emily Davies, Cullen MacDowell, Marissa Strassberger, Sharon Rowser, Livia Martinez, Helen Lee
Home visiting programs operate around the country to prevent child maltreatment, improve maternal and child health outcomes, and increase school readiness. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 authorized the creation of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting ( MIECHV ) program, expanding federal funding of home visiting programs....
The Accelerated Benefits Demonstration tested whether making medical benefits immediately available to new Social Security Disability Insurance ( SSDI ) beneficiaries would improve their health and increase the likelihood they would return to work. SSDI pays cash benefits to eligible workers who are disabled. Financed by Social Security taxes paid by workers, employers...
Despite skyrocketing health care spending, many people in the United States do not receive the health care they need. In addition to the tens of millions of Americans who lack health insurance, those with insurance often get inadequate care because the fractured American health care system makes it difficult for individuals to make appropriate health care choices. Lack...Frieda Molina, Cynthia Miller, David Navarro, James A. Riccio, Caroline Schultz, Betsy L. Tessler, Mark van Dok, Anne Warren, Alexandra Pennington
The wages and earnings of low-income workers have been stagnant or declining in real terms for approximately 35 years. Nationwide, the labor market-driven growth of the low-wage workforce has become a major issue for both the business community and the public. Low-wage workers represent a significant segment of the nation’s workforce: According to the Bureau of Labor...Anne Warren, Sharon Rowser
It is widely recognized that having no job or a job that pays a low wage puts people at risk of living in poverty. Less well known, though also well documented, are the dangers that low-wage work and unemployment pose to health by exposing people to physical hazards and psychological stressors that satisfactory employment could prevent. Lacking a good job can affect a...