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Rachel Garfield

Senior Researcher

Associate Director, Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured

Washington, DC

Rachel Garfield is a Senior Researcher for the Kaiser Family Foundation and Associate Director for its Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, where she is responsible for directing data analysis on insurance coverage and access to care for the low-income population.  She also conducts work in public financing for behavioral health services.  Her work has appeared in several clinical and policy peer-reviewed journals.  Prior to joining the Kaiser Family Foundation, Dr. Garfield was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; she has also held positions as a policy analyst in Medicaid/CHIP policy and research consultant for hospital operations and management.  Dr. Garfield received her PhD in health policy from Harvard University and holds an M.H.S. in health policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.