Director, Institute for Child Health Policy
University of Florida
1329 SW 16th Street, Room 5235
PO Box 100177
Gainesville, FL 32610-0177
- PhD, Educational Psychology (measurement and evaluation), University of Florida
- MSN, Psychiatric Nursing, University of Florida
- BSN, Nursing, University of Florida
Dr. Shenkman is a health outcomes researcher whose interests include examining disparities in access to and quality of health care for the publicly insured, particularly children and those with special health care needs; conducting community-based studies related to health promotion for disadvantaged populations, and the relationship between health care delivery models, and health outcomes and expenditures. Her research primarily focuses on disadvantaged adults and children who are enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Dr. Shenkman is currently the Co-Director of the Community Research and Engagement Program for the NIH/NCRR-funded Clinical and Translational Science Institute. She also is a co-investigator on an award from NIH/NIDCR to evaluate the effects of PCP reimbursement on access to preventive oral health services in early childhood for Medicaid-enrolled children and on a NIH/NCRR funded project to examine parent reported outcomes of care for children with asthma enrolled in Medicaid and Florida. Dr. Shenkman is an expert in program evaluation and leads two large-scale statewide initiatives in Texas and Florida examining access to and quality of care for children in Medicaid and CHIP. She also is the PI for the program evaluation of a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-funded project on Medicaid Incentives for Prevention of Chronic Diseases in collaboration with the State of Texas (the Wellness Incentive Navigation Program). Due to the diversity in both states, an emphasis is placed on examining variations in access to and quality of care among children, adolescents, and adults from various racial and ethnic groups. Dr. Shenkman’s research has been published in such journals as Pediatrics, Health Services Research, Clinical Epidemiology, Pediatric Blood and Cancer, and the American Journal of Public Health. Dr. Shenkman is an elected member of the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Pediatric Society.
Health Policy, Child Health, Health Services Research, Outcome Evaluations
- Dr. Betsy Shenkman receives $9.9 million for WIN grant
- Drs. Knapp and Shenkman and Res. Coordinator Baron-Lee Selected for National Leadership Program to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care
Knapp, C., V. Madden, H. Wang, P. Sloyer, and E. Shenkman. “Internet Use and e-Health Literacy of Low-Income Parents Whose Children Have Special Health Care Needs.” Journal of Medical Internet Research. June 2011. [In press]
Staras S, Kairella JA, Hou W, Sappenfield WH, Thompson DR, Ranka D, Shenkman EA. “Association between perinatal medical expenses and a waiver to increase Florida Healthy Start services within Florida Medicaid Programs: 1998-2006.” Maternal Child Health Journal. E-pub May 2011. PMID 21559775
Huang, IC, Wen PS, Revicki, DA, Shenkman, EA. “Quality of life measurement for children with life-threatening conditions: limitations and a new framework”. Child Indicators Research. 2011(1):145-160.
- GMS 6852 Community Engaged Research/Implementation Science