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Merrell Aspin

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Merrell Aspin


Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston


Rappaport Public Policy Fellow



Rappaport Public Policy Fellows spend 10 weeks each summer serving within the highest levels of state and municipal governments in the Greater Boston Area. The program includes students from graduate and professional programs at local universities.

Graduate School
Harvard School of Public Health

Undergraduate School
Vanderbilt University

Patricia McGovern, Vice President, CareGroup at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member

Massachusetts Division of Medical Assistance

Kate Willrich, Director, Managed Care System

Description of Fellowship
Merrell worked as an intern with the Massachusetts Division of Medical Assistance in the Managed Care Program, where she researched contracting issues for the Division’s strategic planning process for their upcoming contracting process.