Samuel M. Fuchs joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in July 2018. Working to transform health and health care systems, his experience with Medicaid, health insurance marketplaces, and policy analysis helps RWJF promote health equity and build a Culture of Health. His expertise in research and analysis strengthens the Foundation’s work in the areas of health care coverage; health equity; and connections across health care, social service, and public health systems. He enjoys that his job allows him to “explore the many disciplines and policy areas that affect health and well-being.”
Previously, Fuchs served as a research consultant with The Lewin Group, a Virginia-based health policy research and consulting firm, and a research assistant at American Institutes for Research (AIR), a social sciences research organization in Washington.
At Lewin, he evaluated Indiana’s Medicaid expansion program under the Affordable Care Act and helped improve operations at Health Benefits Exchanges in Vermont and Rhode Island. At AIR, he managed projects that monitored state outreach efforts to improve Medicare enrollment and implemented tools to address antimicrobial resistance in long-term care settings.
Fuchs also served as a summer analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office and a summer associate in The White House Office of Presidential Correspondence during the Obama administration.
Fuchs earned a BA in history from Brandeis University and a MPP from The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. A native of Chapel Hill, N.C., he now resides in Rahway, N.J., where he enjoys exploring New York City and the surrounding New Jersey communities and attempting the New York Times crossword.