Katherine Booth (JD ’15) becomes the next Health Law and Policy Program Fellow

Photo of Katherine Booth outside the Worrell Professional Center

Katherine Booth (JD ’15) is joining the Health Law and Policy Program as the next Health Law and Policy Fellow.This fellowship is funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, an internal Wake Forest pilot research grant in its second year designed to support the development of high impact, externally funded creative research approaches to address current problems in modern health care in North Carolina.

Booth’s research will focus on public policy, specifically the reform and expansion of North Carolina’s Medicaid health insurance program for low income individuals. Additionally, she will assist with various research projects and programs connected with Wake Forest Law’s Health Law and Policy Program.

Last year’s Health Law and Policy Fellow, Edwin Shoaf, completed projects on topics ranging from competition in the health insurance marketplace to the Affordable Care Act. More of his work can be find on the Health Law and Policy Program’s website.

The Health Law and Policy Program at Wake Forest Law is designed to improve the delivery of health care in the United States by educating students, professionals and the public on the impact of health care law and policy. The program’s goal is to educate students on how health care laws and policies function and equip them with the tools they will need to have an impact on important health care issues of the day. The program will also prepare participating students to help improve the overall quality of health care offered in the United States.