Katharine Witgert is a Senior Associate at Abt Associates. Ms. Witgert is a health policy researcher with 17 years of public health and health care policy experience. She manages research and analysis of health system innovations including health insurance coverage expansions and health care delivery system reforms. She conducts program evaluations for federal clients, including design, implementation, and reporting of findings. She provides technical assistance to state officials, primarily in the areas of Medicaid reforms and building Medicaid agency partnerships with public health, behavioral health, and social services programs. Before joining Abt, Ms. Witgert worked for eight years at the National Academy for State Health Policy, a non-profit think tank providing technical assistance to state health policymakers. She has also worked in federal, state, and local government agencies, implementing and evaluating health care and public health programs. Ms. Witgert received her B.A. from Wellesley College and an MPH from the Yale University School of Epidemiology and Public Health.

Recent Posts by Katharine Witgert

Why Medicaid Is The Platform Best Suited For Addressing Both Health Care And Social Needs

Medicaid could provide a common entry point that links individuals and families not just to health care services, but also to social services that affect their health.

The Future Of Medicaid: When Improving Upon The Wheel, Start With Something Round

As states and the federal government jointly design Medicaid’s future, it will be important to incorporate what we have already learned about what works --and what does not.

February 10, 2017Costs and Spending, Medicaid and CHIP