Katharine Witgert joined NASHP in July 2008, and her work is concentrated on health system innovations, coverage expansions, and ensuring access to care for vulnerable populations. Katharine conducts research and provides technical assistance to state policymakers in areas including: safety net integration with health reform implementation, workforce and health system capacity, and delivery system innovations. Katharine has managed conducted research and analysis on issues including Medicaid funding for women’s health, state-funded coverage expansions, roles of safety net providers in the health care delivery system, and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. She also speaks to a wide range of professional audiences about these topics. Katharine came to NASHP after serving as an analyst for the Florida Legislature, where she evaluated various aspects of Florida’s Medicaid program. She previously worked as a federal legislative liaison for the National Institutes of Health, and also in several positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as in state and local public health departments. She holds an MPH from the Yale School of Public Health.