Nicole Garro is Director, Public Policy Research, at the March of Dimes. In this role, Ms. Garro oversees the March of Dimes’ maternal and child health policy research agenda, which informs March of Dimes’ efforts to advocate for programs and policies that promote positive health outcomes for women and children.

Ms. Garro has nearly 15 years experience in maternal and child health research. Prior to joining March of Dimes, Ms. Garro was an NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellow. Previously, she was a Research Associate at the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities where she worked on various projects focused on child health policy. In addition, she worked at the California Medical Home Project program office, where she provided research and analytic support to grantees throughout California.

Ms. Garro holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University in Public Health and earned an MPH from UCLA School of Public Health. She is currently completing her PhD in Health Policy and Management from UCLA School of Public Health where she received a fellowship in the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training Program.

Recent Posts by Nicole Garro

HHS Must Remove Barriers To Coverage For Pregnant Women

Although the ACA has made strides towards improving access to health care, the Department of Health and Human Services has left in place a key barrier to coverage by failing to establish a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for women who become pregnant.

Medicaid Expansion: Benefits For Women of Childbearing Age And Their Children

States are in the midst of deciding whether and how to expand their Medicaid programs to nonelderly individuals with income below 133 percent of Federal Poverty Level (FPL), as permitted under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The group that perhaps stands to benefit the most from Medicaid...