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Katie Lane MPH

Policy Manager, Reach Out and Read

Katie Lane is the policy manager for Reach Out and Read based at PolicyLab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based program that gives children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. In this role, Ms. Lane is responsible for the development and execution of policies that promote the sustainability of Reach Out and Read across Pennsylvania. The William Penn Foundation funds this three-year, statewide advocacy effort.

Prior to joining PolicyLab, Ms. Lane was a graduate student at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health studying social and behavioral science. While working towards her degree, Ms. Lane was an intern in the Office of Government Relations at Boston Children's Hospital, a summer fellow in the Community Health Improvement Department at the Cambridge Health Alliance, and a part-time associate with the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.

Earlier in her career, she was a senior business analyst at Truven Health Analytics in their Federal Health and Human Services Division in Washington, D.C., where she supported projects with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ms. Lane is passionate about improving the health of children and families, particularly as it relates to equity and social determinants of health. She earned a bachelor’s degree in public health and spanish from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and a Master of Public Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.