Rachel Garfield, Ph.D., M.H.S.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Rachel Garfield, Ph.D., M.H.S.,is Vice President at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Co-Director of the Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, its largest operating program. She received her Ph.D. in health policy from Harvard University and holds an M.H.S. in health policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
At the Kaiser Family Foundation, Dr. Garfield is responsible for directing analytic work on the impact of health reform on coverage and access to care. Her work also focuses on the role of Medicaid in providing insurance coverage to the low-income population, mental health coverage under public programs, and public financing for health programs for the low-income. Dr. Garfield has 20 years of experience in Medicaid policy research and is an expert in data analysis on insurance coverage and access to care for the low-income population. She also has conducted work in public financing for behavioral health services for low-income populations.was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, where her research and teaching focused on state health financing/policy and the politics of health policy in the United States. Dr. Garfield has also held positions as a policy analyst in Medicaid/CHIP policy and research consultant for hospital operations and management.