Keck School Faculty

Sarah Anne Axeen, PhD
Sarah Anne Axeen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Los Angeles
Sarah Axeen, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor of Research at the Keck School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Axeen’s research focuses on understanding the drivers of and evaluating solutions to the growing problem of opioid use and abuse in the United States. She also examines the impact of state level policies on mental and behavioral health care outcomes. In addition to her research on opioids, she has explored geographic variation in health care and the relationship between changes in commercial prices and spending and utilization in Medicare. Prior to coming to Keck, she was a postdoctoral fellow with the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

Association between maternal serious mental illness and adverse birth outcomes J Perinatol. 2019 May; 39(5):737-745. . View in PubMed

Measuring The Lifetime Costs Of Serious Mental Illness And The Mitigating Effects Of Educational Attainment Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 Apr; 38(4):652-659. . View in PubMed

Trends in Opioid Use and Prescribing in Medicare, 2006-2012 Health Serv Res. 2018 10; 53(5):3309-3328. . View in PubMed

Emergency Department Contribution to the Prescription Opioid EpidemicAnn Emerg Med. 2018 06; 71(6):659-667. e3. . View in PubMed

The Relationship between Commercial Health Care Prices and Medicare Spending and Utilization Health Serv Res. 2015 Jun; 50(3):883-96. . View in PubMed

How much savings can we wring from Medicare? N Engl J Med. 2011 Oct 06; 365(14):e29.. View in PubMed

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