The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is committed to improving health and health equity in the United States. In partnership with others, RWJF is working to develop a Culture of Health rooted in equity that provides every individual with a fair and just opportunity to thrive, no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they make. And yet it is clear: we have much work to do to ensure an equitable health system for everyone. AcademyHealth has a long history of working with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to administer research grantmaking programs and to support research portfolios that seek to transform health and health care systems so that they are more equitable and centered on people’s goals and needs. Health Systems Research for Equity includes research examining a range of areas, including how to build trust and mutual respect, issues related to affordability and health insurance design, innovation in Medicaid to meet enrollees’ health and social needs, and community-led research projects that make the priorities of communities the primary goal of local health system transformation efforts. The research awarded to date focuses on the following topics:

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Megan Collado, M.P.H.

Director - AcademyHealth

Megan Collado is a director at AcademyHealth, where she manages a number of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gra... Read Bio

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Lauren Gerlach, M.P.P.

Former Director - AcademyHealth

Lauren Gerlach was a director at AcademyHealth, where strengthened ties between the health services research c... Read Bio

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Marya Khan, M.P.H.

Senior Manager - AcademyHealth

Marya Khan is a Senior Manager at AcademyHealth. She is responsible for managing projects under grants from th... Read Bio

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Maura Dugan

Research Associate - AcademyHealth

Maura Dugan is a Research Associate that supports a number of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) grantm... Read Bio