Meet the Team

Megan Cole Brahim, PhD, MPH

Co-Director, Research & Evaluation
Megan Cole Brahim, PhD, MPH is the Co-Director, Research & Evaluation for the TEAM UP Scaling and Sustainability Center. Dr. Cole is currently a professor and health services researcher at Boston University School of Public Health in the Department of Health Law, Policy, & Management and Co-Director of the BU Medicaid Policy Lab. Her research uses econometric methods to study how Medicaid policy and innovative care delivery models affect quality of care, access to care, and racial equity of care for Medicaid and other low-income, safety-net populations, especially those served by federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). Most of this work leverages large national and statewide datasets. As part of TEAM UP, Dr. Cole leads the claims analysis team to assess the impact of the TEAM UP intervention on quality, utilization, and cost of care. Dr. Cole completed her PhD in Health Services Research at Brown University School of Public Health and received an MPH in Health Policy from Yale University School of Public Health. She previously worked in research consulting, where she worked with state and federal agencies on Medicaid policy and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. She currently serves as co-editor-in-chief for the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management and serves on the editorial board of Health Services Research. Her work has been covered by outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, Vox, US News & World Report, The Hill, and Forbes.