Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy
City University of New York (CUNY) Hunter College
Naomi Zewde is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy at the City University of New York. She is formerly a postdoctoral research scientist in social work at Columbia University, a member of the research staff at the Penn Wharton Budget Model, and a visiting researcher at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Her research centers on economic inequality in wealth and in health insurance, and examines the ability of public policies to reduce these inequalities. She has a series of studies on the economic impacts of the Affordable Care Act for the previously uninsured and the effects of Medicaid expansion on poverty and rates of home eviction. Zewde holds a Ph.D. in health policy from Penn State University, and an M.P.H. and B.A. from Emory University.