Kimberly Pelland MPH’15 is deputy Medicaid program director, finance & policy for the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services. We asked Kim how her Brown experience has shaped her public health career.
How does your Brown training impact your work as deputy Medicaid program director for the RI Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Medicaid Program?
Through my Brown training, I learned how to translate research into policy and initiatives that improve health care access and quality. My current role is a combination of Medicaid finance and policy, where I am able to apply these learnings and rely on my analytic foundation to support decisions that impact the care delivered to Rhode Islanders, all while remaining a steward of public funds.