Anne Markus, Ph.D., J.D., M.H.S. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University.
Dr. Markus is a recognized expert in public health system change and in improvement towards working together locally, nationally and globally. Dr. Markus brings particular expertise on how the health system addresses, or fails to address, the needs of women, minorities, children, and low income communities. In 2017-2018, Dr. Markus was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study the potential effects of block granting the Medicaid program on community health centers.
Dr. Markus’s previous pediatric research studies have focused on prevention and management of chronic and rare diseases, including pediatric HIV/AIDS, childhood asthma and urea cycle disorder (UCD). Dr. Markus served as Principal Investigator for a multi-year, multi-site translational and implementation research project named the Community Healthcare for Asthma Management and Prevention of Symptoms (CHAMPS), which examined system changes needed to successfully adopt evidence-based childhood asthma management interventions in community health centers.
Dr. Markus is affiliated with the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health (JIWH) and the Cancer Institute/Cancer Center at GW. She is one of five Associate Editors of JIWH’s top ranked peer-reviewed journal in the field of women’s studies, Women’s Health Issues, after seven years as its Editor-in-Chief. Much of her research on women’s and maternal health is about Medicaid coverage of pregnant women and birth outcomes, such as infant mortality and preterm birth, and work accommodations for nursing mothers who are returning to their job after the birth of their baby. More recent projects have involved third-party payment by insurers such as Medicaid and Qualified Health Plans offered in the health insurance marketplaces of women’s and men’s cancer screening services.
Her broad and interdisciplinary training in law, public policy, and health policy, and over 25 years of local, state, federal and international experience have allowed her to study maternal and child health services, private and public insurance, Medicaid and CHIP in particular, community health centers, and health reform in the U.S. and abroad. While leading longer term studies, she conducts quick turnaround analyses commissioned or awarded as investigator-initiated projects by public and private funders, either as a consultant or as a faculty member of The George Washington University School of Public Health.
Anne’s law degree is from the University of Lausanne School of Law, her masters from the Johns Hopkins University, and her PhD from The George Washington University.