Melanie Beagley serves as a public policy analyst at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute where she specializes in health care policy and industry research.
Prior to joining the Institute, Beagley was a senior associate at Leavitt Partners, where she led research and data analytics with payer, provider, health information technology, and state health department clients. Beagley’s research experience includes state-level health and social policy reform with an emphasis on Medicaid, social determinants of health, and health equity. Beagley previously served as a policy coordinator for the Utah Department of Health and Human Services.
Beagley started her career working in global health leading and collaborating on projects in India and East Africa. She worked in program development and evaluation, as well as partnered with UCLA and the University of Utah to conduct novel data collection and research efforts in East Africa with a focus on HIV/AIDS testing and treatment, gender roles and the economy, and psychological health.
Beagley holds a M.S. in Global Health and Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh and a second M.S. in Sociology from the University of Utah. Melanie received her B.A. in Communications from Vanguard University of Southern California.