Regina Rutledge is a research public health analyst in RTI International’s Health Coverage for Low-income and Uninsured Population program. Dr. Rutledge leverages more than a decade of experience in public health research at the local, state, and federal levels to evaluate the impact of health care innovations and reforms for Medicaid programs and beneficiaries. She primarily uses a claims-based quantitative approach integrated with key informant interviews and focus groups to measure the impacts of reform on health care utilization, quality of care, care coordination, and health care expenditures.
Her topical research interests include Medicaid and CHIP innovation, family planning economics, unintended pregnancy prevention, contraceptive service delivery, rural health, and rural hospital financing.
Currently, Dr. Rutledge is working on the federally funded evaluations of the State Innovation Models (SIM) Round 1 and 2, the Maryland All-Payer model, the Frontier Community Health Integration Project (FCHIP), and the Health Care Innovation Awards (HCIA) Round 2.
Previously, Dr. Rutledge held positions with The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Washington AIDS Partnership.