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Amber
Willink
,
PhD

Associate Professor

Contact Info

624 N. Broadway, Hampton House 698
Baltimore
Maryland
21205
US        

Research Interests

Long-term Care; Older Adults; Medicare; Health Policy; Health Financing
Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2015
MPH
University of Queensland, Australia
2010
BSc
University of Queensland, Australia
2006
Overview
Amber Willink, Ph.D., is an Assistant Scientist of Health Policy and Management and Assistant Director of the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research uses predictive modeling to examine trajectories and health outcomes of older adults and inform policy for health and long-term services and supports. She is also focused on issues of access to and cost burdens of non-covered Medicare services. Dr. Willink received her doctoral degree in health services research and policy from Johns Hopkins University and her dissertation examined the midlife health and behavioral factors that predict disability and long-term nursing home stays using the Health and Retirement Study. Additionally, she has published on international health policy comparisons and cost-containment strategies in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Honors & Awards
Delta Omega Honors Society Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society
Select Publications
Most recent publications
  • Willink, A., Schoen, C., & Davis, K. (2017). Consideration of Dental, Vision, and Hearing Services to be Covered Under Medicare. Journal of the American Medical Association, 318(7), 605-606.
  • Willink, A., Schoen, C., & Davis, K. (2016). Dental Care And Medicare Beneficiaries: Access Gaps, Cost Burdens, And Policy Options. Health Affairs, 35(12), 2241--2248. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2016.0829
  • Willink A, Davis K, Schoen C, Wolff J. Physical and/or Cognitive Impairment, Out-of-Pocket Spending, and Medicaid Entry among Older Adults. J Urban Heal. 2016.
  • Amjad, H., Wong, S. K., Roth, D. L., Huang, J., Willink, A., Black, B. S., . . . Samus, Q. M. (2017). Health Services Utilization in Older Adults with Dementia Receiving Care Coordination: The MIND at Home Trial. Health Services Research. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12647
  • Davis K, Willink A, Amjad H. What is the potential for improving care and lowering cost for persons with dementia? Int Psychogeriatr. 2016;28(3):357-358.