Alina Salganicoff is Vice President and Director of Women’s Health Policy for the Kaiser Family Foundation. She directs the foundation’s work on health coverage and access to care for women with an emphasis on challenges facing underserved populations, including low-income and uninsured women, women on Medicaid, as well as women of color. She also directs KaiserEDU.org, the foundation’s educational website for students and faculty. Widely regarded as an expert on women’s health policy, Dr. Salganicoff has written and lectured extensively on health care access and financing for low-income women and children. Dr. Salganicoff was also an Associate Director of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and specialized on coverage and access issues facing low-income women and children, Medicaid managed care, and state health reform. Dr. Salganicoff has served on several federal, state and non-profit advisory committees including the U.S. Office on Women’s Health, AHRQ, the Office of Population Affairs, as well as HRSA’s Bright Futures for Women Initiative and the CDC’s Select Task Force on Preconception Care, and the California Women's Health Council. She was appointed to serve on the IOM Committee on Women's Health Research and the IOM Committee on Preventive Services for Women. She is currently serving on the Louisiana Blue Ribbon Committee to Improve Birth Outcomes, the Steering Committee for the VA Women’s Health Research Consortium, and the Public Policy Advisory Committee of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unintended Pregnancy.
Dr. Salganicoff holds a Ph.D. in Health Policy from The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. A native of Argentina, she is also fluent in Spanish.