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Ian Hill
Ian Hill

Ian Hill is a Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute, possessing over 25 years of experience directing evaluation and technical assistance projects related to public health insurance programs for disadvantaged children and families.  Mr. Hill is a nationally known qualitative researcher with extensive experience developing in-depth case studies of the implementation of health policies and programs, and conducting focus groups with consumers, providers, and health system administrators in a wide array of settings.  Mr. Hill is currently directing the qualitative component of the Congressionally Mandated CHIPRA Evaluation, a reprise of the role he played 10 years ago for both the Urban Institute’s CHIP Evaluation and the original Congressionally Mandated Evaluation of SCHIP.  He has directed the Institute’s involvement with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Insuring America’s Children evaluation, as well as Urban’s work on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s evaluation of the Covering Kids and Families program.  In recent years, much of Ian Hill’s work has been focused in his hometown of Los Angeles, CA.  For First 5 LA, he is directing the evaluation of Best Start LA, a place-based initiative designed to improve the wellbeing, development, and care of children living in a disadvantaged downtown neighborhood.  He also directed a five-year evaluation of First 5 LA’s Healthy Kids program, a universal child coverage initiative targeting Latino immigrant children. 

Prior to joining the Institute, Mr. Hill was the Associate Director of Health Systems Research, Inc., a Senior Analyst with the National Governors’ Association, and a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  He received Masters Degrees in both public administration and social work from Syracuse University, and did his undergraduate work at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


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