About Events Expert Chat: Sebastian Tello-Trillo Expert Chat: Sebastian Tello-Trillo May 13, 2020 1:30 PM Watch Here WATCH The Department of Labor announced on May 8 that the U.S. workforce lost 20.5 million jobs in April, increasing unemployment from 4.4% to 14.7%. This has left many Americans without health insurance – a daunting prospect amid a global pandemic. Please join us on Wednesday, May 13th at 1:30 PM for another installment of our expert chat series. Sebastian Tello-Trillo, Batten School Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics, will discuss the the state of health-coverage during COVID-19 times, and the role of both policymakers and employers in addressing this growing crisis. Join the conversation via Zoom. Sebastian Tello-Trillo Sebastian Tello-Trillo is an economist whose research focuses on health policy in the U.S and Latin America. Most of his research focuses on understanding how policies affect individuals’ health behaviors and economic outcomes. His fields of specialization are in Health Economics and Applied Microeconomics. Read full bio Related Content Sebastian Tello-Trillo Losing public health insurance: TennCare reform and personal financial distress Research Batten Professor Sebastian Tello-Trillo and his co-authors write about how the primary goal of health insurance is smoothing the financial risk associated with health shocks. They estimate the effect of exposure to health-insurance reform on individual-level financial well-being. Regional Disparities in Qualified Health Plans’ Prior Authorization Requirements for HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis in the United States Research Batten’s Sebastian Tello Trillo and his co-authors answer the question are there regional disparities in prior authorization requirements for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis? New Research Finds 'Systemic Barrier' to HIV Prevention in Southern States News Professor Sebastian Tello-Trillo, along with a team of researchers from UVA, have discovered that the South, the U.S. region with the most HIV infections each year, also has the greatest barriers to obtaining drugs that can prevent the disease for people who rely on Affordable Care Act insurance plans. What does the coronavirus pandemic mean for your health insurance? An economist responds. News For the latest in Batten’s new Expert Chat Series, Batten professor Sebastian Tello-Trillo discussed how the coronavirus pandemic will impact health insurance coverage.