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Vanessa C. Forsberg

Vanessa C. Forsberg

Research Associate I


Vanessa Forsberg is a research associate in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where she focuses on access to health care, prevention and public health, health care quality, and payment and delivery reform. Her current projects include tracking state efforts to increase access to preventive services for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program beneficiaries, and evaluating a multistate demonstration aimed at improving the quality of care delivered to children.

Before joining Urban, Forsberg researched and wrote on health care reform implementation and public health system transformation as a health policy analyst at the American Public Health Association. As a graduate student, she also held several internships, including one in the Office of Budget at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Before transitioning to a career in health policy, Forsberg worked and interned for six years as a community organizer at two Planned Parenthood affiliates in Southern California.

Forsberg holds a BA in interdisciplinary studies from San Diego State University and an MPP with a concentration in health policy from the George Washington University.