Margaret Carey, M.P.H.
Since joining the Center for Health Law and Economics in 2008, Margaret Carey has concentrated on development, planning, and managing the Center’s business activities. Her work includes business line tracking and reporting, strategic planning, website management, contracts, and new business assessment. She also manages an organization-wide health policy speaker series. Ms. Carey's health policy work has focused on state and national health care reform analyses, a bundled payment project and a Massachusetts program to integrate Medicare and Medicaid for individuals who are eligible for both programs (called Dual Eligibles). She also manages the stakeholder engagement efforts for Massachusetts' dually eligible populations.
Ms. Carey brings a variety of diverse skills to the Center, including over 16 years in the private sector and four years in the public sector. As a sales manager at Johnson & Johnson, she worked in surgical product development and marketing. She also trained surgeons, nurses, and technicians about several surgical devices and techniques.
Later, she transferred her extensive private-sector experience in clinical application and training to her work in public programs and policy. At Cornell University, Ms. Carey served as Environmental Health Educator and worked with the Cornell Program for Breast Cancer and Environment Risk Factors, a nationally known group educating a variety of New York stakeholders on environmental risk factors for breast cancer. As a public health consultant prior to working at Cornell University, she managed a randomized controlled trial for the National Institute of Drug Abuse (part of the National Institutes of Health) on the most effective way to train substance abuse counselors. She also managed the evaluation of training efforts for OB/GYNs on the most efficacious way to educate low-income, HIV-positive pregnant women on preventing the transmission of the virus to their unborn children.
Ms. Carey holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Gettysburg College.