Kate Sheridan is reading for the MSc in Comparative Social Policy. She graduated summa cum laude from George Mason University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Administration and Policy and Global Health. She served on the Student Health Advisory Board and was a research assistant at the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics studying the cost-effectiveness and health outcomes of public interventions targeting social determinants of health.
Outside of university, Kate is a patient advocate and public speaker on patient-facing platforms and empowerment through tech, presenting at both local and national conferences including NatCapLyme forums, HIMSS 2017 and 2018, and will give the closing keynote at the CHIME-HIMSS19 CIO Forum. She has previously worked in business consulting and at a nonprofit organization managing federally funded research and development. Her research interests include health inequalities, planetary health, and Medicare and Medicaid. Her thesis will evaluate the economic and political factors behind state implementation of Medicaid work requirements.