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Tatiane Santos PhD, MPH

Senior Research Instructor, UPenn Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Department of Community & Behavioral Health
  • Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy
  • Population Mental Health & Wellbeing Program

Tatiane Santos, MPH, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and senior research instructor at the Colorado School of Public Health. Her research has focused on evaluating the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions on population health outcomes, health care utilization, and costs. She is primarily interested in public health services and systems research specific to policies and reimbursement reforms that encourage institutions in the health care and governmental public health sectors to align efforts to improve population health. She has evaluated Colorado’s Medicaid reform efforts, as well as Colorado’s state innovation model that seeks to integrate primary care and behavioral health. She is interested in applying organization theory and social network methods to explore the role of community social capital in promoting public health.

Tatiane is a core member of the Colorado School of Public Health COVID-19 Modeling Team led by Dean Jonathan Samet. The team works directly with the governor and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment by providing the most up-to-date evidence and Colorado-specific projections related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tatiane leads the team’s efforts related to data collection and analysis specific to healthcare capacity (e.g., bed availability) and local public health infrastructure and capacity related to contact tracing activities.

Areas of Expertise

  • Public health services and systems
  • Healthcare reform (delivery and reimbursement)
  • Primary care and behavioral health integration
  • Hospital community benefit
  • Cross-sectoral collaboration

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • PhD, Health Services Research, Colorado School of Public Health, 2019
  • MPH, Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, 2004
  • BS, Biochemistry, Suffolk University, 2000