Raisa Alam

Raisa Alam


Boston, MA

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(617) 720-7800

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.

Working collaboratively with teams, Raisa has provided research, implementation support, and technical assistance on projects including state expansions of mobile crisis systems, 50-state landscape analysis of Medicaid markets and programs, and managed care procurement for health plans where she provided project management support.

Before joining HMA and while working toward her master’s degree, she served as a COVID-19 vaccine equity data intern with the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Racial Equity and Health Policy Program. In that role, 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.

She 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.