Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Ph.D.: Health Policy from Harvard University
Fellowship: Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health
The chance to be part of a large research university and a medical center that provides care for an underserved population is part of what drew Sabik to join the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research last September.
Sabik investigates issues related to healthcare spending, the effects of a lack of insurance coverage and underserved populations. Because of those interests a home base at the VCU Medical Center, the largest safety net provider in the state, is a good fit. Her work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including Health Affairs and the American Journal of Public Health.
Currently, she is working on a research project with Cathy J. Bradley, Ph.D., founding chair of the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, looking at the effects of Medicaid caseload on safety net hospitals in Virginia.
Sabik is also excited to be assisting in the development of new graduate programs in her department, including a Ph.D. in healthcare policy and research. “I look forward to teaching in the program and helping to shape it,” she says.