Teresa A. Coughlin, M.P.H., has been at The Urban Institute since 1987. She researches and analyzes a range of health issues, with particular emphasis on Medicaid, managed care, the health care safety net, and state health policy. She has published numerous articles on access to care for low-income populations, health care financing, and state health policy. In addition, she coauthored a book on Medicaid. Coughlin is currently analyzing geographic spending variation in the Medicaid program and examining joint Medicaid and Medicare spending among dual enrollees and the impact of managed care on disabled individuals. She has an M.P.H. from the University of California, Berkley.