Senior Researcher, Population Health, Translational Research
April Falconi is a Senior Researcher and member of HealthCore’s Translational Research team. She is responsible for conceptualizing and designing research strategies in the areas of health outcomes and program evaluation for payors. Dr. Falconi’s research lies at the intersection of epidemiology, demography, and economics.
She has published more than 15 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the areas of women’s health, the impact of population stressors on fetal health and development, life course epidemiology, and health and the economy. She has presented research at conferences nationally and served as a guest lecturer for courses on health services research and policy.
Although COVID-19 is highly infectious and is easily spread regardless of race, education, or income level, racial and ethnic disparities in disease prevalence and mortality have persisted. Our findings on racial and ethnic inequities in COVID-19 represent one of few studies that uses data from a diverse population collected from a large, national insurer that covers millions of lives across all 50 states. The added contribution of our analysis lies in offering a perspective gleaned from a different data source and from a geographically diverse population.