Katherine Hempstead directs the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s work on health insurance coverage. Her work focuses primarily on coverage expansion, increasing value in coverage, and health care costs.
She joined the Foundation in 2011 as a senior program officer in the Research and Evaluation unit. Previously, Hempstead was director of the Center for Health Statistics in the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, and also worked as a statistician/analyst in the Office of the Attorney General, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety.
She has long been affiliated with the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, where she currently holds a visiting faculty position.
Hempstead received a PhD in Demography and History from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also earned a BA in Economics and History.