Caitlin Otter is a Research Assistant at AcademyHealth, where she supports the Paradigm Project and the Evidence-Informed State Health Policy Institute (ESHPI). For the Paradigm Project, she provides support to collaborative partners, assistance with event planning, and other programmatic and administrative contributions. For ESHPI, she works on several projects, including the CDC STI project and the Medicaid Demonstration Evaluation Learning Collaborative. Previously, she worked as a Programmatic and Administrative Consultant for Women Donors Network in San Francisco. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology.

Authored by Caitlin Otter

Blog Post

The Relationship between Health and Place: Expanding Use of Place-Based Disadvantage Indices Beyond COVID-19

While disadvantage indices are increasingly recognized as a valuable tool to help promote health and prioritize equity, future use of these tools must include investments in data infrastructure, community partnerships, and further evaluation.
Posted By Rachel Campbell-Baier , Caitlin Otter
Blog Post

New Cross-State Analysis Examines Health Services Disparities Among Medicaid Enrollees and Permanent Supportive Housing Programs

With the recent expiration of the federal eviction moratorium and the heightened focus on social determinants of health during the COVID-19 pandemic, this new cross-state analysis of permanent supportive housing programs is timelier than ever.
Posted By Caitlin Otter, Rachel Campbell-Baier
Publication

Field Guide Offers Promising Insights for Implementation and Evaluation of Section 1115 Medicaid Demonstrations

AcademyHealth’s Medicaid Demonstration Evaluation Learning Collaborative fostered shared learning among state agency and research partners on common themes and challenges in the implementation and evaluation of Section 1115 demonstrations. This resulting field guide reveals the real-world lessons in evaluation design and measurement.
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