Social Science Analyst
Program Evaluation Division
Office of Policy Development & Research
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Washington, DC
Leah Lozier is Social Science Analyst in the Program Evaluation Division of the Office of Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Leah entered the Federal government in 2014 as a Presidential Management Fellow.
Leah’s research is primarily focused on the intersection between housing and health. She manages the Department’s Supportive Services Demonstration and Evaluation: The demonstration leverages HUD’s properties as a platform for the coordination and delivery of services to better address the interdependent health and supportive service needs of its older residents. The demonstration runs for three years and funds a full time-resident wellness director and part-time wellness nurse to work in HUD-assisted housing across seven states. The goals are to promote aging in place and improve housing stability, wellbeing, health outcomes, and reduce unnecessary or avoidable healthcare utilization. HUD designed a rigorous cluster-randomized controlled evaluation to assess fidelity to the demonstration model, successes and challenges to implementation, and use HUD administrative data and Medicare and Medicaid claims data to measure impacts on healthcare utilization.
Leah earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Georgetown University and holds a B.S. in psychology from Virginia Tech.