Rebecca Coughlin

Rebecca Coughlin

Senior Researcher
Name Pronunciation re-BEK-uh COF-lin
Pronouns she/her/hers

Rebecca Coughlin’s work focuses on interventions designed to improve public health and the health and well-being of vulnerable populations.

Coughlin currently serves as deputy project director for the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Review, a systematic review that identifies evidence-based early childhood home visiting models eligible for federal funding and centralizes the evidence of their effectiveness. She also leads a task on the national evaluation of the Money Follows the Person demonstration, which supports Medicaid programs working to increase the use of home and community-based services and help people move from long-term care institutions to community-based settings. As part of her work on Money Follows the Person, Coughlin coordinated a learning collaborative for demonstration grantees to address their challenges locating and securing affordable and accessible housing for Medicaid beneficiaries.

Before joining Mathematica in 2013, Coughlin worked as an epidemiologist at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and as a project coordinator at John Snow, Inc. She holds an M.P.H. in epidemiology from the University of Michigan.

  • Policy analysis and program evaluation
Focus Area Topics
  • Health
  • Population Health
  • Disability
  • Systematic Evidence Reviews
  • Early Childhood
  • Human Services

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