Rachel Gershon (Frazier), J.D., M.P.H.
Senior Research Policy Analyst
Rachel Gershon (Frazier) joined the Center for Health Law and Economics at UMass Medical School in 2011. Her work focuses on payment and delivery system reform, as well as the Affordable Care Act's policy implications for states.
Ms. Gershon brings experience advising and representing individuals who receive public benefits, including Medicaid, Medicare, prescription assistance, Supplementary Security Income (SSI), and Social Security. She started her career in Washington State, where she implemented a volunteer prescription assistance program at CHOICE Regional Health Network as an Americorps VISTA. While in law school, Ms. Gershon worked on Medicaid access issues with the AARP Foundation Litigation as a Herbert Semmel Elder Law Fellow. Immediately prior to joining CHLE, she critiqued the SSI and Social Security appeals processes at the National Senior Citizens Law Center and represented SSI clients at the Whitman Walker Community Health Center. Both positions were funded by the Borchard Law and Aging Fellowship.
Ms. Gershon holds a law degree and a master's degree in public health from Harvard University, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Whitworth University.