Rebecca Johnson (she/her), M.A., M.P.H., is a maternal health research assistant at the Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI). At IMI, she coordinates the implementation of the Learning Collaborative on Midwifery-Led Care in Medicaid, a three-year collaborative comprised of five state teams with representatives from Medicaid state agencies, Medicaid health plans, provider groups, and community groups. She also coordinates IMI’s national subcommittees on Women & Gender Health and the Social Determinants of Health. Rebecca earned both her Master of Arts in Applied Medical Anthropology and her Master of Public Health concentrating in Social Behavioral Sciences from the University of Memphis. There, she served as President of the Public Health Student Association and was awarded as the Public Health Community Scholar for the 2018-2019 academic year. Rebecca's career is focused on birth equity, reproductive justice, the de-medicalization of pregnancy and childbirth, and promoting gender-inclusive perinatal health care

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