Susan Haber

Director, Program on Health Coverage for Low-Income and Uninsured Populations

Education

  • ScD, Health Economics, Harvard University School of Public Health
  • MCRP, City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
  • MPH, Planning, Policy and Administration, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA, English Literature, Brown University

Susan Haber is a health economist with more than 30 years of experience in health policy research, especially evaluations of Medicaid, Medicare, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Drawing on qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as both primary and secondary data collection and analysis, Dr. Haber is an expert in the analysis of large administrative data sets related to federal health programs and the health care market.

Current projects for Dr. Haber include a study of the Maryland All-Payer Model, a new system for hospital payment that may offer ways to improve health and reduce costs. She has also conducted extensive research on Medicaid eligibility expansion, the Medicare and Medicaid dually eligible population, patient-centered medical home and disease management programs, and Medicaid waiver programs.

Dr. Haber joined RTI in 2002 with the acquisition of Health Economics Research, Inc. Her background also includes a variety of research positions at Laguna Research Associates, Harvard University, the California Association of Public Hospitals, and SRI International.