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Emily M. Johnston

Emily M. Johnston

Research Associate


Emily Johnston is a research associate in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where she studies health insurance coverage, access to care, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) policy, and women’s and children’s health. Her research focuses on the effects of state and federal policies on the health and well-being of vulnerable populations.

Before joining Urban, Johnston studied the role of public opinion in determining state eligibility and program design policies for parents and children in the Medicaid and CHIP programs. She also worked on projects related to the Affordable Care Act as a fellow in the Office of the Associate Director for Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Johnston received her PhD in health services research and health policy from Emory University.