Raisa Alam is dedicated to advancing the health of marginalized populations through Medicaid program, policy and delivery system reform. She is skilled in project management, health policy research and analysis, data analysis, technical content editing and writing, literature reviews, and stakeholder engagement.
Raisa has collaborated in teams to provide research and implementation support and technical assistance to states expanding their mobile crisis systems, conducted 50-state landscape analysis of Medicaid markets and programs, and provided project management support for managed care procurements for health plans.
While working toward a master’s degree, Raisa served as a COVID-19 vaccine equity data intern with the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Racial Equity and Health Policy Program, where she collected, cleaned, and analyzed data on vaccination rates by race and ethnicity from state websites. In addition, she worked as a research assistant on a pilot study to develop a longitudinal database of state-level Medicaid policies, where she documented and analyzed regulations on eligibility, program operations, and cost sharing.
Raisa earned a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and behavior from Barnard College of Columbia University and a Master of Public Health with a certificate in health policy and law from the Boston University School of Public Health.