Anthony (Tony) Goudie, PhD

Director, Research and Evaluation


Dr. Goudie is Director of Research and Evaluation at the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement. He holds a primary academic appointment in the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation and a secondary appointment in the Birth Defects Research Section–both in the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, where he teaches a graduate course in Advanced Methods for Quality and Outcomes Research.

His current focus is lead evaluator on the Arkansas Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver Evaluation for the Health Care Independence Program (“Private Option,” since renamed Arkansas Works). His research interests include studying population health insurance transitions and effects related to policy changes. He also serves as principal investigator on active academic big data projects linking multiple longitudinal databases for life-course policy and outcomes research.

Tony is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a PhD in Health Services Research and an MSPH in Health Policy and Outcomes. He is a former fellow of the Lister Hill Health Policy Center and Academic Pediatric Association Young Investigator Awardee. Prior to coming to Arkansas he was a faculty member in the Child Policy Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center with collaboration with the Government Resource Center at the Ohio State University.

Dr. Goudie speaks on the following topics:

  • Arkansas Health system
  • Access to care
  • Population health
  • Health Policy
  • Healthcare finance
  • Value-based payment models
  • Scope of practice
  • Medicaid expansion
  • Health care law and policy
  • Health care politics
  • Healthy Active Arkansas
  • 1115 waiver evaluations

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