Alice Burton, M.H.S., is vice president at AcademyHealth, where she leads the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's State Coverage Initiatives program and AcademyHealth's work with states. She works with state policy leaders to develop strategies to improve insurance coverage and has participated in numerous task forces on the uninsured, both as a member and advisor. Previously, Ms. Burton was the director of the planning administration at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she was responsible for developing policy initiatives for the Maryland Medicaid program, the Maryland Children's Health Insurance Program, and other health care financing programs. She developed and oversaw the HealthChoice Evaluation, the state's first comprehensive evaluation of its Medicaid managed care program, and worked to implement that report's recommendations. Ms. Burton is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and holds a master's degree in health policy from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.