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Bio: Raifman's research focuses on how health and social policies drive population health and health disparities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, her work is focused on how state policies shape the intertwined risk of COVID-19 and economic precarity. She and her team track state policy responses to the pandemic at statepolicies.com. Examples of her work include analyses of how food insecurity is driven by minimum wage and paid leave policies, as well as receipt of unemployment insurance. She has also collaborated on work on the relationship between the lifting of state eviction freezes and COVID-19 cases and deaths.
Research Interests: Public Health, Population Health, Health Disparities, Mental Health, Racism, LGBTQ Health