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. This three-year, statewide advocacy effort is funded by the William Penn Foundation. 

Prior to joining PolicyLab, Ms. Lane was a graduate student at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and worked at Boston Children's Hospital as a government relations graduate intern. Prior to going back to school, she lived in Washington D.C. where she was a senior business analyst at Truven Health Analytics in their Federal Health and Human Services division. Ms. Lane grew up in Pennsylvania and is excited to be back in her home state. She is passionate about improving the health of kids and families, particularly as it relates to equity and social determinants of health. 

Ms. Lane is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College where she studied public health and spanish. She received her Master of Public Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Science in 2019.