Dr. Drake is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, as well as an affiliate faculty member at the Medicaid Research Center and the Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing (CP3). Dr. Drake earned his PhD in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration with a focus in health economics from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. He also was a health economics fellow at the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago during his final year of doctoral studies. His research has been funded by the NIH (NIDA), the National Institute of Health Care Management, the Arnold Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Dr. Drake’s research focuses on access to care for vulnerable populations. His two current areas of interest are ongoing policy changes to the Health Insurance Marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act, and geographic access to medications for opioid use disorder. His research has been published in leading journals such as The Journal of Health Economics, Health Affairs, The Annals of Internal Medicine, and JAMA – Internal Medicine.