Meryl Schulman, MPH, is a senior program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) supporting efforts related to health care for people experiencing homelessness, integrated care for people with substance use disorders, trauma-informed care, and complex care. In this role, she leads Partnerships for Action: California Health Care & Homelessness Learning Community, a statewide initiative that supports partnerships between health care and homeless service organizations to pilot projects focused on improving care delivery and health and housing outcomes for Californians experiencing homelessness. She also leads projects related to increasing provider and state capacity to integrate substance use disorder treatment into primary care settings, and supports health care organizations in adopting trauma-informed practices and policies. In addition, Meryl has experience helping to facilitate learning collaboratives and providing technical assistance related to improving care management and integrated care models for people with complex health and social needs.
Prior to joining CHCS, Meryl worked as a policy intern at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and as a research assistant at both the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University and the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin and Marshall College.
Meryl has a master’s degree in public health and a certificate in health policy analysis from The Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and a bachelor’s degree in public health from Franklin and Marshall College.
In her free time, Meryl enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and spending time outdoors with her dog.