Nathan D. Shippee, PhD is a sociologist and clinical outcomes researcher in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota School of Public health. He serves in multiple capacities in teaching, curriculum development, and program leadership in the areas of learning health systems and health outcomes research.
Dr. Shippee’s research is focused on understanding and addressing the complex needs in the lives of people facing challenges with social, economic, and mental/behavioral determinants of health. This includes integrated models of care and service delivery designed to meet those needs.
Dr. Shippee has led or co-led several projects and papers concerned with Minnesota’s Medicaid populations, including studies of barriers to health care, models of care delivery and payment to integrate services, and cross-sector service needs. These activities frequently involve collaboration with partners at Hennepin County, MN. This partnership and focus will continue in P4A, with the goal of identifying opportunities to improve services for low-income families and children enrolled in Medicaid.
Children and FamiliesTo Understand Child Welfare, Involve People Who Know
A unique partnership in Minnesota is linking data about health, human services, housing, and criminal justice to increase our understanding of risk factors and protective factors for children entering foster care. But how do we ensure we tailor our research approach to fit the complicated lives of real parents, caregivers, and children?
Children and FamiliesBuilding Upstream Interventions to Keep Families Together in Hennepin County, MN
Like many communities in the U.S., the Twin Cities metropolitan area has become increasingly vocal around social justice—exposing and documenting local poverty, inequity, and discrimination. Amid this wave, Hennepin County is actively seeking out population health policy opportunities to engage high-risk families and children, with the goal of developing and implementing upstream, cross-sector interventions to preserve unified, healthy families and avoid out of home placements (i.e., foster care).