Caitlin Otter is a Research Assistant at AcademyHealth, where she supports the Evidence-Informed State Health Policy Institute (ESHPI) to increase the use of relevant, timely, and translatable evidence in state health policymaking. She works with members of ESHPI’s networks on several Medicaid-focused projects, including the CDC Foundation-funded STI Testing among Medicaid Patients project and the PCORI-funded Project ACCELERATE. Previously, she worked as a 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, and is pursuing a Master's in Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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STI Testing among Medicaid Patients (STAMP) Project publishes timely results in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine

With funding from the CDC Foundation, AcademyHealth’s Evidence-Informed State Health Policy Institute and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, in collaboration with five Southern state-university partnerships, publish timely findings on prenatal syphilis screening rates among Medicaid enrollees.
Posted By Caitlin Otter
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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