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Institute for Medicaid Innovation Builds Deep Research, Policy Bench


March 22, 2018



Institute for Medicaid Innovation Builds Deep Research, Policy Bench
Non-profit taps several Medicaid experts to staff groundbreaking new projects

March 22, 2018 – Washington, DC - The Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI), the DC-based health care research group, is expanding its team of accomplished academics and policy experts to keep up with the growing demand for evidence-based insights into the Medicaid program. Erin Smith, MS, Atlang Mompe, MPH, Kimberly Tuck, RN, Lekisha Daniel-Robinson, MPH, and Caroline Adams will be the latest additions to the IMI’s roster of dedicated professionals working on a slew of newly funded innovative projects.

Erin Smith is an IMI health research associate and project director for a California Health Care Foundation-funded project on maternal depression and anxiety in Medicaid. She has a Master of Science in experimental psychology and is a health psychology Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

Kimberly Tuck, RN, is an IMI health policy associate and project director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded project on childhood obesity prevention and treatment (CHOPT) in Medicaid. She previously worked at Centene Corporation subsidiary Home State Health Plan as its president and CEO.

 

Lekisha Daniel-Robinson, MPH, is an IMI health policy associate and project director for the reducing disparities through payment and health system reform project. Prior to joining IMI, she served as a technical director in the Division of Quality and Health Outcomes within the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

 

Atlang Mompe, MPH, is an IMI health research associate and project director for the new annual Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) survey that will capture data in seven key areas to analyze the state of Medicaid across the nation. She previously worked as a contractor at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) as part of the team that produces the annual National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report.

 

Caroline Adams is a policy and research assistant and provides support on IMI's women's and maternal child health projects. She is a junior at the University of Michigan studying public health sciences and applied statistics.

 

 

“We’re thrilled to have assembled this lineup of talented researchers and experienced policy staff,” said IMI Executive Director Jennifer E. Moore, PhD. “Their project work in maternal and child health, reducing health disparities, and Medicaid managed care will inform the public and policymakers to help protect Medicaid’s crucial role in the health of our most vulnerable citizens.”


About the Institute for Medicaid Innovation
The Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit research organization that provides independent, nonpartisan information and analysis that informs Medicaid policy and improves the health of the nation.

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Joe Reblando 
jreblando@mhpa.org 
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