Katharine Witgert, Senior Program Director
Katharine Witgert is a Senior Program Director at NASHP, where she leads research and analysis on coverage and care for chronically ill and vulnerable populations. In this capacity, she oversees a portfolio that assesses how new public coverage options, delivery system reforms, and health care workforce development efforts intersect to affect care for vulnerable individuals and families, including persons living with HIV/AIDS, those with mental health, behavioral health, or substance use disorders, and those with criminal justice involvement. Ms. Witgert’s work includes policy research and analysis, evaluation, and technical assistance to states. She provides individual technical assistance to state officials in Medicaid agencies, Title V MCH programs, and Ryan White HIV/AIDS bureaus, and has led learning collaboratives that include Medicaid officials together with safety net providers from public health agencies and community health centers. She speaks to national audiences about the opportunities and challenges in serving vulnerable populations through a combination of insurance coverage and public health programs. Ms. Witgert has a MPH from the Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health.