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Faculty & Staff Honors

BU Faculty Member Wins Award for Dissertation on Implementing Obamacare

Dr. David K. Jones, an assistant professor of health policy and management at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), has won the annual Outstanding Dissertation Award from AcademyHealth, one of the nation’s leading health policy resource centers.

The award — for Dr. Jones’s thesis “Implementing Obamacare: Intergovernmental Battles over the Creation of Health Insurance Exchanges” — honors an outstanding scientific contribution from a doctoral thesis in health services research or health policy. AcademyHealth formally recognized Jones at its 2015 Annual Research Meeting (ARM), held June 14-16 in Minneapolis.

Dr. Jones’ research examines the political and policy issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) implementation, including how states made decisions about what type of health insurance exchange to establish — or not establish. He has also written about Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and health reform in Europe.

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