Christal Ramos is a senior research associate in the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center where her work focuses on a range of topics, including payment and delivery system reforms, health information technology, and opioid use disorder and treatment, particularly in Medicaid. She has experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods and has played a key role in a number of federal evaluation and technical assistance contracts.
Before coming to the Urban Institute, Ramos was a senior research associate in the Health Policy Department at the George Washington University, where she studied health care quality and health disparities. She received her PhD in public policy and administration and MPH in health policy at the George Washington University. She has a BA in public health from the Johns Hopkins University.