Senior Program Officer

Lauren Moran, MPP is a senior program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she supports CHCS’ leadership and capacity-building programs which aim to ensure that state leaders have the skills, expertise, and tools necessary to achieve Medicaid’s potential. She plays a key role in CHCS’ state-based policy and leadership training academies for state Medicaid staff including current academies in California, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Ms. Moran also supports the Medicaid Leadership Institute, which provides leadership training for Medicaid directors across the country. She also supported the State Oral Health Leadership Institute, a unique leadership training opportunity for state Medicaid dental program directors and state oral health program directors aimed at supporting their ability to work across sectors to improve health outcomes.

Prior to joining CHCS, Ms. Moran served as a research area specialist in the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit, a multi-disciplinary health services research group at the University of Michigan, where she provided project management support to a longitudinal survey study of the pediatric workforce, including general pediatricians and subspecialists. At CHEAR Ms. Moran also provided research assistance on a four-year project funded through the CHIP Reauthorization Act to develop and test pediatric quality measures on a variety of clinical and access issues including asthma, availability of specialty and dental services, and sepsis.

Ms. Moran completed a graduate fellowship in the Office of Strategic Policy in the Executive Office of Michigan’s Governor where she provided technical and project management support to members of the Governor’s task force on prescription drug and opioid misuse.

Ms. Moran received a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from Kalamazoo College and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.