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Samantha Artiga, MHSA

Vice President & Director, Racial Equity & Health Policy Program, KFF

Samantha Artiga is vice president and director of the Racial Equity and Health Policy Program, which focuses on how racism and discrimination and social and economic inequities affect health.

The program provides timely and reliable data, information and policy analysis on health and health care disparities affecting people of color, immigrants, and other underserved groups, as well as efforts to advance racial equity in health. Artiga has also conducted extensive work related to the health and health care needs of low-income populations and previously served as associate director of KFF’s Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

Artiga holds a master’s degree in health policy from George Washington University.