Meryl Schulman, MPH, is a senior program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) supporting efforts related to complex care management, trauma-informed care, health care for people experiencing homelessness, and populations with substance use disorder. In this role, she leads the California Health Care and Homelessness Learning Community, a statewide initiative that brings together stakeholders from across California to learn about innovative approaches to improve health care for people experiencing homelessness. She also supports Advancing Integrated Models, an initiative examining how health systems and providers can strategically integrate person-centered approaches to care for people with complex health and social needs. In addition, Meryl works on efforts that help states increase access to medications for addiction treatment for people with substance use disorder, and to address adverse childhood experiences and promote trauma-informed care.

Prior to joining CHCS, Meryl worked as a policy intern at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene where she researched and analyzed various policies and programs that impact access to health care services for people with low incomes. She also served 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, where she supported work on the roll-out of health insurance exchanges in various states, and a health needs assessment of Lancaster County’s Plain populations.

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, time outdoors, dry humor, and talking about and spending time with her dogs.