I am delighted to announce that CHIR has recently been joined by two talented new team members: Megan Houston and Nia Gooding.
Megan has joined us as a Research Fellow. She will be supporting efforts to expand health coverage and enrollment through our Navigator Resource Guide, assessing state-level efforts at health care cost-containment, and providing rapid turnaround research and analysis of evolving health insurance reform efforts at the state and federal level. Megan comes to us from the Massachusetts State Legislature, where she was a Research Analyst for the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing. A graduate of the Boston University School of Public Health, Megan also worked for the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Health Federation of Philadelphia. She’s also a former AmeriCorps member, where she served as an insurance specialist, helping consumers with eligibility and enrollment in Medicaid, the Marketplace, and other coverage options. Look for Megan on Twitter @MeganBHouston.
Nia is joining us as a Research Associate. She’ll be supporting a wide range of research projects on the regulation of health insurance, insurance markets, and consumers’ access to affordable, comprehensive coverage options. She’ll also be helping us get our research out to the widest possible audience through our website, blog, newsletter, and social media. Nia is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College and has worked on global health issues at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop and on domestic safety net issues at the National Association of Community Health Centers. You can follow Nia on Twitter @NiaDGooding.
We are so pleased to have Megan and Nia as part of the CHIR family.