Jeanne Madden, PhD

Northeastern University

Dr. Jeanne Madden’s research primarily concerns access to health care, the burden of costs on patients, and the consequences of health system changes. She has directed several federally-funded studies examining the impact of changes in Medicare pharmacy benefits on access to treatments for chronic illness. Dr. Madden is leading a qualitative study to gather perspectives of individuals with bipolar disorder navigating different insurance benefits, and leads stakeholder engagement activities for the PCORI-sponsored parent grant evaluating the impact of high-deductible insurance plans on adolescents and adults with bipolar disorder. In recent research as part of the Mental Health Research Network, she has led inquiries into the completeness of information in medical record data and the use of psychotropics among children with autism spectrum disorders. She is co-investigator on a study of the impact of FDA warnings about antidepressants and suicidality among youth. Her past research has examined medication underuse and uncontrolled asthma in a commercially-insured population, access to and affordability of medicines in low- and middle-income countries, and maternal and infant outcomes following changes in hospitalization policies at childbirth. Dr. Madden has particular expertise in large datasets, measurement development and validation, and evaluation methods.

Dr. Madden is Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, at Northeastern University. She holds secondary appointments at (1) the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and (2) Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Dr. Madden received a bachelor’s degree in History from Brown University, a master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, and her doctorate from the Harvard University PhD program in Health Policy.