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IMI Welcomes Four New Interns to Its D.C. Headquarters for Summer 2019


June 20, 2019



IMI Welcomes Four New Interns to Its DC Headquarters for Summer 2019

 

Washington, DC—The Institute for Medicaid Innovation welcomed four new interns to its D.C. headquarters to work alongside the IMI team this summer. The interns, all current students or recent graduates, will have the opportunity to both lead and support projects on several topics including Medicaid waivers, evidence-based maternal models of care, two-generation approaches to care, and state Medicaid policy variation. Together, the four bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the Institute.  Learn more about the IMI summer interns below:

Chloe Bakst is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in community and global public health and a minor in gender and health. Chloe will be working on a grant-funded project to develop a toolkit on high-value, underutilized models of maternal care for the Medicaid population.

Abbey Furlong is a rising senior at Franklin and Marshall College in public health and Spanish.  Abbey’s project is in conjunction with IMI’s child and adolescent subcommittee exploring two-generation approaches for the Medicaid population.

Karlyn Tunnell is pursuing a Doctor of Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a Master of Public Health at UT Health Science Center at Houston.  This summer, Karlyn will be developing an issue brief on Medicaid waivers and will also compile information to update the IMI state fact sheets.

Soha Vaziri is a rising junior at the University of Michigan with a major in community and global public health and minor in economics and a supplemental studies degree through the Ford School of Public Policy. Soha will be developing an issue brief on Medicaid waivers and will also compile information to update the IMI state fact sheets.

 

About the IMI

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

 

Media contact:

Lydia Tonkonow

ltonkonow@medicaidinnovation.org