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Alice Burns

Associate Director, Program on Medicaid & Uninsured

Alice Burns is an associate director of KFF’s Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, where she focuses on overseeing the team’s quantitative research. Prior to joining KFF in 2022, Dr. Burns served as a principal analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. She led the agency’s research using Medicaid claims data and worked on issues related to long-term services and supports, private health insurance, surprise medical bills, and single-payer health care. Before her time at the CBO, she was a consultant with the Lewin Group and a research scientist at the George Washington University Center for Health Policy Research.

Dr. Burns received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, a Master of Public Policy from George Washington University, and her Ph.D. in public policy and public administration, also from George Washington University.

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