Student Fellow Alumna
Maggie Francis is interested in health policy, with a focus on health care access and delivery in the United States. She graduated magna cum laude from Boston University in Economics and International Relations and was the president and founder of the Undergraduate Public Health Association. Her academic interests include comparative effectiveness research, 12 innovative health care financing, and the delivery of health care to low-income and otherwise at-risk populations. During her fellowship, Maggie studied Congress’ use of pilot programs in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Using case studies to determine how reform-oriented pilot programs have succeeded and failed in the past, she evaluated the likelihood that these pilot programs will result in any large-scale changes to the United States’ health care system. She also considered whether pilot programs should be considered a viable policy tool for future health policy reforms.