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Olivia Dean, MPH

Policy Analyst

Areas of Expertise

Public health, prevention, nutrition, health disparities, private coverage, and behavioral health


Olivia Dean is a policy analyst with AARP’s Public Policy Institute (PPI). Her work focuses on a wide variety of health-related issues, with an emphasis on public health, health disparities, and private coverage. She conducts health policy research and data analysis, authors policy reports and blogs, and co-manages PPI’s social media accounts to publicize PPI’s work.

Before joining PPI, Olivia served as an AmeriCorps SNAP Outreach Coordinator with AARP Foundation, where she played a key role in expanding the organization’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach efforts.

Olivia has a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. She also received her bachelor’s degree in public health with a minor in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Selected Publication

Prescription Drug Abuse Among Older Adults:

Adequate Premium Tax Credits are Vital to Maintain Access to Affordable Health Coverage for Older Adults:

Impact of Changing the Age Rating Limit for Health Insurance Premiums:

Graham-Cassidy Legislation Threatens Affordable Coverage for Older Americans:

Monitoring the Impact of Health Reform on Americans Ages 50-64: