Areas of Expertise:
HIV/AIDS | HIV prevention | health policy | gay men's health | maternity leave | labor policy | childhood development
Arleen Leibowitz is a professor emeritus in the department of public policy in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs who has done extensive work on policies designed to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. Leibowitz directs the policy core at the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services (CHIPTS).
Among Leibowitz’s recent projects are analyses of the distribution of Medi-Cal and Medicare costs for treating Californians living with HIV; an analysis of the effect on Californians with HIV of Governor Brown’s proposals to impose patient cost-sharing in Medi-Cal; the cost-effectiveness of condom distribution in the Los Angeles City jail unit reserved for men who have sex with men; and policy perspectives on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and male circumcision to prevent HIV.
Leibowitz is an economist who has studied health and labor policies, including the effect of maternity leave legislation on the participation of new mothers in the labor force and the effect of parental time inputs to young children and the children’s tested IQ, academic achievement and income.