Usha Ranji is Associate Director for Women's Health Policy at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Her work addresses the impact of major health policy issues on women and girls, with an emphasis on insurance coverage, access to care, and low-income populations. In particular, her work aims to understand how federal, state, and local policies, including national health care reform and reproductive health policies, influence health and access to services for women. Usha also works on the Foundation’s educational website, KaiserEDU.org, which provides resources on a wide range of health policy issues for faculty and students. 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 is a member or the Executive Committee of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative and has previously served on the boards of Health Initiatives for Youth and the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health. Usha received a Masters degree in Health Policy and Management from the School of Public Health at Harvard University.