Program Associate

Jamila McLean is a program associate at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), supporting efforts related to delivery system reform, child health quality, and Medicaid leadership and capacity building. In this role, Ms. McLean works on multiple projects, including the State Medicaid & Public Health Collaboration to Advance the CDC’s 6|18 Initiative, the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Behavioral Health, and CHCS’ Child Welfare Medicaid Leadership Institute.

Prior to joining CHCS, Ms. McLean worked as a graduate intern for the New Jersey Department of Health where she assisted in the evaluation of the state’s initiative to improve pregnancy outcomes and the development and execution of its Zika preparedness efforts. As a graduate student, Ms. McLean worked with the Rutgers Department of Leadership and Experiential Learning to develop curriculum and training activities for a yearlong leadership fellowship program. She also conducted research at the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research focused on understanding the role of race, culture, and nativity status on the physical and mental health outcomes of African Americans and Black Caribbeans.

Ms. McLean holds a master of public health, with a dual concentration in health systems and policy and health education and behavioral science, from the Rutgers School of Public Health. She has a bachelor’s degree in public health from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Ms. McLean is also a Certified Health Education Specialist.