Faculty and Staff
|Title:||Research Associate/ Policy Analyst|
Institute for Families in Society
(Carol Reed, MPH, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, University of South
Carolina; BA, Sociology, Clemson University)
Prior coming to the Institute, in addition to working with various state agencies in the areas of maternal and child health, I was an Instructor at Midlands Technical College and worked with a Medicaid funded, non-profit program. It was my work, though, as a Legislative Aide that laid the foundation for what would become a major professional interest for me. Over the past 20 years, my work has always been related to Medicaid programs and policy.Â Throughout that time, whether I was involved in policy making, providing technical assistance or program oversight, I have witnessed how state and federal legislation affect and influence Medicaid policy. After joining the Institute, one of my areas of focus includes monitoring and analyzing health related legislation at all levels, to see how it may be translated and affect Medicaid policy choices
The integration of Medicaid Managed Care Organizations in the state began while I was working in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau at the Department of Health and Environmental Control. I have been able to track how managed care has affected health care access and delivery in the state from the beginning. I have continued this work while at the Institute. In addition to others areas of interest such as health quality improvement, I have more recently worked on evaluation related to hospital programs that serve the uninsured and underinsured.
I have been a Clemson Tiger at heart since receiving my undergraduate degree there. The only exception is USC Women’s Basketball. My husband, children, and I are avid fans and enjoy going to the games. My children look forward to attending the Dawn Staley basketball camps every year and participating in basketball related events.Â