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Donna Friedsam

Donna Friedsam

Expert on health care financing, coverage, access, and cost; state Medicaid and CHIP programs

Researcher and health policy director, Population Health Institute School of Medicine and Public Health Work: 608-263-4881 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program, and other safety net programs
  • State health policy and health reform
  • Health care access, financing, cost, coverage, and quality
  • Implementation of federal health care reform
  • Disparities in health status and health care utilization


  • Lead evaluation of Wisconsin BadgerCare Plus (Medicaid/CHIP) program
  • Former executive director, Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association
  • Oversees Evidence-Based Health Policy Project