Megan Cole, PhD

Megan Cole, PhD

Claims Data Analysis Lead

Megan Cole’s research focuses primarily on Medicaid and other low-income, safety-net populations—especially in the context of community health centers. She is particularly interested in how state- and federal-level health policy affects health care coverage, quality of care, and equity of care for these populations. She works with large observational data sets, applying methods in econometrics and causal inference. As part of the TEAM UP evaluation team, she is leading the claims analyses to assess the impact of the TEAM UP intervention on utilization and cost of care. Dr. Cole completed her PhD in Health Services Research at Brown University’s School of Public Health and received an MPH in Health Policy from Yale University's School of Public Health. She also worked as a consultant at The Lewin Group for 6 years, where she worked with state and federal agencies on issues relating to Medicaid policy and health reform.