Woodworth, L. Medicaid Expansion and Emergency Department Utilization. Contemporary Economic Policy. [Forthcoming]

Woodworth, L., & Holmes, J. F. Just a Minute: The Effect of Emergency Department Wait Time on the Cost of Care. Economic Inquiry. [Forthcoming]

Woodworth, L. (2020). Swamped: Emergency Department Crowding and Patient Mortality. Journal of Health Economics, 70, 102279.

Duerr, I., Knight, T., & Woodworth, L. (2019). Evidence on the Effect of Political Platform Transparency on Partisan Voting. Eastern Economic Journal, 45(3), 331-349.

Knight, T., Li, F., & Woodworth, L. (2017). It's My Party and I'll Vote How I Want To: Experimental evidence of directional voting in two-candidate elections. Eastern Economic Journal, 43(4), 660-676.


Woodworth, L., Romano, P. S., & Holmes, J. F. (2017). Does Insurance Status Influence a Patient's Hospital Charge?. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 15(3), 353-362.

Woodworth, L. (2016). A Leak in the Lifeboat: The effect of Medicaid managed care on the vitality of safety-net hospitals. Journal of Regulatory Economics, 50(3), 251-270. 

Woodworth, L. (2016). Smart as a Whip and Fit as a Fiddle: The effect of a diploma on health. American Journal of Health Economics, 2(3), 344-372.

Hinojosa, M. S., Knapp, C., & Woodworth, L. (2015). Family Strain Among White and Latino Parents of Children with Mental and Behavioral Health Disorders. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(6), 1575-1581.

Woodworth, L. (2014). The Doctor Will Be with You... Shortly?: The effect of insurance coverage on ED wait time. 

Journal of Regulatory Economics, 45(2), 138-174.


Knapp, C. A., Woodworth, L., & Ranka, M. (2013). Parental Perceptions of Adopted Children's Educational Outcomes. Adoption Quarterly, 16(2), 85-96.


Knapp, C., Woodworth, L., Fernandez-Baca, D., Baron-Lee, J., Thompson, L., & Hinojosa, M. (2013). Factors Associated with a Patient-Centered Medical Home Among Children with Behavioral Health Conditions. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17(9), 1658-1664.


Knapp, C., Woodworth, L., Wright, M., Downing, J., Drake, R., Fowler‐Kerry, S., & Marston, J. (2011). Pediatric Palliative Care Provision Around the World: A Systematic Review. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 57(3), 361-368.



Working Papers


Primary Care Access to New Patient Appointments for California Medicaid Enrollees: A Simulated Patient (Secret Shopper) Study, with Joy Melnikow, Ethan Evans, Guibo Xing, Shauna Durbin, Dominique Ritley & Brock Daniels  ​​[Conditionally Accepted, Annals of Family Medicine]
Physician-Patient Race-Match Reduces Patient Mortality, with Andrew J. Hill & Daniel B. Jones  

Are Diverse Teams More Productive?, with Daniel B. Jones


​Variation in Physicians' Opinions About Abortion Across Medical Specialties, with Orgul D. Ozturk & Olivia G. Reszczynski

Fields of Interest


Health economics, public economics, and applied microeconomics​