Alina Salganicoff is a senior vice president and the director of the Women’s Health Policy Program at KFF. Her work focuses on health policies affecting women throughout their lifespans, with an emphasis on coverage and access challenges facing women who are underserved or marginalized.
Dr. Salganicoff has written and lectured extensively on the financing of and access to health services for women, on topics ranging from maternity care and reproductive health to long-term care. Over her career, she has served on numerous federal, state, and nonprofit advisory committees focused on improving the quality of and access to health care for women. She has served as a member of multiple National Academy of Sciences committees, including abortion safety and quality, the control and prevention of sexually transmitted infections, and the state of women’s health research. She was a member of the Institute of Medicine committee that issued recommendations for preventive services for women now covered under the ACA, and continues her involvement in the issue through her participation as a member of the advisory panel of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Women’s Preventive Services Initiative. She is also an associate editor of the peer-reviewed journal Women’s Health Issues.
Born in Argentina, Dr. Salganicoff is a native Spanish speaker. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in health policy from The Johns Hopkins University.