Amber Willink PhD

Amber E Willink

Assistant Scientist of Health Policy and Assistant Director of the Roger C. Lipitz Centre for Integrated Health Care

– 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.


Phi Beta Kappa Society  May 2016

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Delta Omega  May 2016

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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.

Davis K, Willink A, Schoen C. Medicare Help at Home. Heal Aff Blog. 2016.

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.

Anderson GF, Willink A, Osborn R. Reevaluating “Made in America” — Two Cost-Containment Ideas from Abroad. N Engl J Med. 2013;368(24):2247-2249.

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