Amy Helburn is currently the Visiting Snell Assistant Clinical Professor at Northeastern University. Her primary research interests focus on socioeconomic determinants of disparities in health status and outcomes, as well as trends in social protection policies and programs in the United States. She was formerly a Research Analyst at RTI International, and a Lecturer at Northeastern University, as well as the University of Massachusetts Boston. She previously worked as a Project Manager and Evaluator at Health Resources in Action (HRiA), as well as the Harvard School of Public Health. She has extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative analysis, and she has led several health assessments, evaluations, and applied research projects throughout communities in Greater Boston.

 

Education:

  • PhD, Public Policy, The McCormack Graduate School of Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston 2014
  • MPH, Maternal & Child Health and Community Health Education, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 1996
  • BA, Social and Cultural Anthropology, The Ohio State University 1993

 

Research Interests:

  • Socioeconomic determinants of health disparities and Social protections policies (e.g. health insurance, PTO and disability policy)

 

Selected Recent Publications:

  • Yaros, A., Ramirez, D., Tueller, S., McKay, T., Lindquist C., Helburn, A. Feinberg, R. and Bir, A. (2018) Child Well-Being When Fathers Return From Prison Journal of Offender Rehabilitation Vol. 52, No. 2 144-161 April 2018.
  • Seibert, J., Feinberg, R., Ayub, A., Helburn, A. and Gibbs, D. (2018) State Practices in Treatment/Therapeutic Foster Care ASPE Research Brief Washington DC: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services April 2018.
  • Mellgren, L., McKay, T., Landwehr, J., Bir, A., Helburn, A. Lindquist, C., & Krieger, K. (2017). Earnings and Child Support Participation Among Reentering Fathers. ASPE Research Brief. Washington DC: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services January 2017.