Michelle Kitchman Strollo is a Principal Policy Analyst with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, DC where she has conducted research and analysis on the Medicare program and the population it serves for over a decade. Her primary focus is on the implementation of the Medicare prescription drug benefit and its impact on beneficiaries. Dr. Strollo also monitors and analyzes key issues pertaining to retiree health coverage, the Medicare Advantage program, and Medicaid’s role for the low-income Medicare population, and has authored numerous articles, reports, and briefs on these topics. She holds a faculty appointment as an Associate in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, where she co-teaches a course on Medicare policy.
Before joining the Foundation in 1996, Dr. Strollo had a fellowship with the National Academy of Social Insurance Somers Aging and Long-Term Care program in which she assessed long-term care insurance market performance for the Health Insurance Association of America. Prior, Dr. Strollo worked with the Duke University Medical Center Leadership in an Aging Society Program, focusing on the promotion and protection of residents’ rights in long-term care facilities for the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform.
Dr. Strollo earned a Doctorate in Public Health degree from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. She holds a Masters of Health Science degree in Health Policy and a certificate in Health Care Finance from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University.