Rachel Gershon is an associate at the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Center for Health Law and Economics. She performs legal and policy analysis with a focus on Medicaid, health care reform, and long-term services and supports.
Gershon holds a law degree and a master's degree in public health from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Whitworth University. While in law school, she worked on Medicaid access issues with the AARP Foundation as a Herbert Semmel Elder Law Fellow. Before joining the UMass Medical School in 2011, she critiqued the Supplemental Security Income and Social Security appeals processes for Justice in Aging and represented SSI clients at the Whitman-Walker community health center in Washington, D.C.