Meryl Schulman, MPH, is a program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) supporting efforts related to complex care management, trauma-informed care, and populations with substance use disorder. She primarily supports Advancing Integrated Models, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded initiative examining how health systems and providers can strategically align and integrate person-centered approaches to care for people with complex health and social needs. She also works on efforts to help states increase access to medication-assisted treatment for people with substance use disorder, and to scale trauma-informed approaches through a cross-sector, statewide strategy.
Prior to joining CHCS, Ms. Schulman 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 low-income individuals’ ability to access health care services. 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.
Ms. Schulman 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.
BriefExploring Value-Based Payment to Encourage Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Primary Care June 2018
BriefLaying the Groundwork for Trauma-Informed Care January 2018
BriefScreening for Social Determinants of Health in Populations with Complex Needs: Implementation Considerations October 2017