Katie Garland

Katie Garland

Research Analyst
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Katie Garland’s work focuses on maternal health and health equity. She has a particular interest in leveraging Medicaid to improve maternal health outcomes.

Since joining Mathematica in 2022, Garland has worked on multiple projects focused on Medicaid, maternal health, health equity, and gender. Currently, she is the project manager and monitoring analyst for the CMMI Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model Implementation and Monitoring Contract. She also is the project manager for the HHS Office of Women’s Health Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Promotion of Optimal Birth Outcomes project. She monitored Medicaid performance indicators for 11 states and helped develop monitoring reports for Medicaid 1115 demonstrations. She also led a case study on the socio-political enablers and methodological challenges of developing and implementing a gender identity measure on the US Census.

Prior to joining Mathematica, Garland was a Senior Research Specialist at the University of Illinois Chicago Center for Research on Women and Gender. She managed multiple maternal health projects, including the evaluation of a severe maternal morbidity review initiative in Illinois obstetric hospitals and implementation of a computerized adaptive screening tool for mental health during routine prenatal care. She also coordinated the Illinois Maternal Health Task Force, helped develop the Illinois Maternal Health Strategic Plan, and conducted a maternal health training needs assessment of home visitors in Illinois.

Garland has published in Journal of Women’s Health, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal and Child Health Journal, and General Hospital Psychiatry. She has presented at multiple professional association conferences, including the American Public Health Association, Association of Maternal Child Health Programs, and CityMatCH. Garland holds a M.P.H. in community health sciences from the University of Illinois, Chicago and a B.A. in anthropology magna cum laude from the University of Florida.

  • Maternal and child health
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Qualitative research
  • Program implementation
Focus Area Topics
  • Health
  • Population Health
  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • Mental Health and Substance Use

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