Erica Solway, PhD, MSW, MPH

Senior Project Manager, University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation

Associate Director, University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging

Erica Solway, PhD, MSW, MPH is a senior project manager at the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation where she manages the evaluation of the Healthy Michigan Plan, Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program. Dr. Solway is also an associate director of the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging. Previously Dr. Solway served as a policy advisor with the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging where she worked on a range of policy issues including services and supports for older adults, primary care access and the health care workforce, and oral and mental health. Dr. Solway started working for the Subcommittee during her time as a 2011- 2012 Health and Aging Policy Fellow. Before moving to Washington, Dr. Solway directed a geriatric mental health program and led advocacy efforts around economic security among older adults in San Francisco. Dr. Solway has presented her research at national conferences, conducted interviews with the media, authored peer reviewed publications, and co-edited the book Social Insurance and Social Justice: Social Security, Medicare, and the Campaign Against Entitlements. Dr. Solway received her master’s degree in social work and master’s degree in public health as well as a Specialist in Aging certificate from the University of Michigan and doctoral degree in medical sociology from the University of California, San Francisco.