Emma Tucher, PhD, is a Delivery Science Fellow at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. Dr. Tucher completed her PhD in Health Services Research with a concentration in Health Economics at Brown University. She earned her AB in Politics and Global Health Policy at Princeton University.
Dr. Tucher’s research is focused on evaluating efforts to integrate health and social services. She is particularly interested in how health systems and plans respond to innovative state and federal efforts to address the non-medical and social needs of individuals managing medical and social complexity. Her dissertation research evaluated the impact of the 2018 passage of the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic Care Act and the 2019 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rule change, which allowed plans to address member’s non-medical and social needs by designing new supplemental benefits, on plan composition, disenrollment, and overall experience. Her research now focuses on identifying and linking individuals who experience medical and social complexity with interventions to help improve their quality of life and health outcomes.
- Delivery Science Fellow
Primary Research Interests
- Evaluation of efforts to integrate health and social services
- State and federal efforts to assist individuals managing medical and social complexity
- Improving quality of life and health outcomes for individuals with health complexity