Heather Saunders is a postdoctoral fellow at the Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Her work focuses on behavioral health policy, mental health workforce shortage, and health care delivery for people with disabilities. Prior to joining KFF, she participated in evaluations for Virginia Medicaid programs, using quantitative and qualitative research methods.
She received her Master of Social Work degree and served clients in hospital, school and outpatient settings. She also managed behavioral randomized controlled trials in medical settings.
Dr. Saunders received her doctorate in health care policy and research from Virginia Commonwealth University.