Senior research public health analyst
- PhD, Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
- MPP, Public Affairs, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
- MS, Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
- BA, Theater Arts, Carleton College
Anna Sommers is an expert on the accessibility of health care for low-income Americans. With experience in government as well as research, she conducts quantitative research and provides data and analysis to inform public policy discussions about public health insurance programs.
Currently, Dr. Sommers plays a leading role on several state- and federal-level studies. For regional foundations serving Kansas and Missouri, she designed a consumer survey on insurance coverage, access to care, and affordability of care for residents of Kansas and Missouri. She is also working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on initiatives to encourage transformation of primary care across states.
Dr. Sommers came to RTI in 2016 from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission. Her background also includes several years of research and consulting for state policy makers, and research at independent think tanks. She is a member of AcademyHealth.