Caroline Hale is a Senior Research Associate at AcademyHealth, where she supports the Evidence-Informed State Health Policy Institute (ESHPI) with the State University Partnership Learning Network (SUPLN). SUPLN supports evidence-based state health policy and practice, focusing on Medicaid-based health care. Caroline also supports the work of the Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN), which facilitates cross-state Medicaid analyses to inform Medicaid policy and program decisions. Through these networks, Caroline works on multiple projects, spanning subject areas including maternal health, opioid use disorder, and immunizations.
Prior to joining AcademyHealth, Caroline worked at the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) as a Research Analyst, where she led the work of two state networks to improve the publicly funded substance use disorder healthcare delivery system: the Women’s Services Network and the Youth Coordinators Network. Caroline also has experience working as a fellow for the Illinois Governor’s Office of Federal Affairs. Caroline earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Community Health with a concentration in Health Planning and Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.