Chima Ndumele's research is focused on better understanding factors that influence the way vulnerable populations connect with and access health care resources. Specifically, he conducts work in three areas. The first area examines how changes in local policy environment impact the care received by Medicaid enrollees. The second area explores how safety net organizations can improve health care services delivery. Finally, he investigates the effects of changes in insurance coverage on the quality of care received by individuals with chronic physical and mental health conditions. He received his PhD from the Brown University School of Public Health.