Senior Health Analyst

Leah Chan

Leah Chan is the senior health policy analyst at GBPI, where she focuses on state policies that give Georgians a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

Prior to joining GBPI in 2022, Leah worked for over a decade at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in strategic partnership, policy, and communication roles and focused on a range of public health priorities from suicide to autism. 

Leah holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Georgia and a master’s of public health from Emory University.




Recent Posts by Leah

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Keeping Georgians Covered: Tools for Minimizing the Harm of the Medicaid Unwinding

    Since the start of the pandemic-era Medicaid continuous coverage requirement, Medicaid enrollment has grown substantially, and …

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Long-term Health Impact of COVID-19: Planning for Children Who Have Lost a Caregiver and Adults Experiencing Long COVID

Thank you to Mandy Alderman of COVID Survivors for Change for sharing her personal story.  In 2021, COVID-19 …

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Getting the Green Light for Health Care: An Update on Efforts to Get More Georgians Covered

    The passage of the Affordable Care Act a decade ago provided an opportunity to get more …

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Georgia Health Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2023

Georgia’s 2023 Health Budget The Departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Community Health and Public Health are …

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Opioid Settlement Funding Presents Opportunity to Address Georgia’s Drug Overdose Epidemic

Georgia has the opportunity to tap into millions of dollars to address the drug overdose crisis thanks to …

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Georgians at Risk of Losing Medicaid as Continuous Coverage Requirement Ends

Key Takeaways: Between the start of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement in March 2020 and December 2021 (the …

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