Tax Policy Center



Genevieve M. Kenney

Codirector, Health Policy Center

I feel incredibly fortunate to be studying health policy; it’s an analytically challenging and ever-changing field that is data-rich and that touches all of our lives.


Genevieve Kenney is a senior fellow and codirector of the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She has been conducting policy research for over 25 years and is a nationally renowned expert on Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and broader health insurance coverage and health issues facing low-income children and families.

Kenney has led a number of Medicaid and CHIP evaluations, and published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and scores of briefs on insurance coverage, access to care, and related outcomes for low-income children, pregnant women, and other adults. In her current research, she is examining implications of the Affordable Care Act, how access to primary care varies across states and insurance groups, and emerging policy questions related to Medicaid and CHIP.

She received a master’s degree in statistics and a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan.