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Megan Collado, M.P.H.

Director - AcademyHealth

Megan Collado is a director at AcademyHealth, where she manages a number of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grantmaking programs and is the Project Director of an AHRQ-sponsored conference grant that convenes policy audiences to discuss the evidence and future research needs related to health care costs, financing, organization and markets.

Megan's primary responsibilities include project management, program design and implementation, research translation, and grantmaking and proposal evaluation. Megan also provides leadership as needed on AcademyHealth projects related to health reform, health care value, public/population health, and price transparency.

Prior to joining AcademyHealth in 2012, Megan provided research assistance at the Center for Managing Chronic Disease at the University of Michigan School of Public Health; at the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation, in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and at the Child Policy Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Earlier in her career, Megan served as the interim Director of Development for a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received a B.A. in Spanish with a minor in gender and health studies and an M.P.H. in health management and policy from the University of Michigan.

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Blog Post

HCFO: A Chapter Closes, but the Evidence Endures

After nearly 30 years, the final grants funded under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) initiative are coming to a close at the end of December. This work has built on AcademyHealth’s broader efforts to get actionable evidence that can improve health and health care into the hands of decision makers when they need it and in a format they can use.

Research Insights

​The aim of public and private funders of health services research is not only to support studies on the health care system and health care services, but also to disseminate results to policymakers.

Through the Research Insights project, AcademyHealth convenes invitational meetings, holds webinars, and produces reports and issue briefs to foster discussion of existing, relevant research evidence among policy audiences who need it to implement health reform and develop new policy.


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