Usha Ranji is Principal Policy Analyst in the Women's Health Policy Division of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, where she works on issues related to women’s health coverage and access to care, with an emphasis on low-income populations. In particular, her work aims to understand how federal, state, and local policies, including reforms in the health care delivery system and changing reproductive health policies, influence health and access to services for women. Usha has co-authored several publications on women’s health coverage, financing, and access to care.
Usha also helps manage the Foundation’s educational website, KaiserEDU.org, which provides online resources on a broad spectrum of health policy issues for faculty and students. She has developed a number of teaching tools on various health policy topics, such as the Uninsured, Racial and Ethnic Disparities, and Quality of Care.
Prior to joining the Kaiser Family Foundation, Usha worked in Chicago at Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, where her work focused on analyzing the consequences of the welfare program on access to health care for low-income families in Illinois. Usha received a Masters degree in Health Policy and Management from the School of Public Health at Harvard University.