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Olivia Dean, MPH

Policy Research Senior Analyst

Areas of Expertise

Public health, prevention, nutrition, health disparities, private coverage, and emerging health trends


Olivia Dean is a policy research senior analyst with AARP’s Public Policy Institute (PPI). Her work focuses on a variety of health-related issues, including public health, health disparities, private coverage, and emerging health trends. 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.

Olivia has a master’s in Public Health (MPH) 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:

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

Recent Federal Guidance on State Health Insurance Waivers Threatens Important Consumer Protections for Older Adults:

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Provides Benefits for Millions of Adults Ages 50 and Older:




Long-Term Services & Supports State Scorecard

A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers


Aging Demographics

One in Three Americans is Now 50 or Older

By 2030, one out of every five people in the United State will be 65-plus. Will your community be ready?

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