Katherine Hempstead, PhD, is a senior policy adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She works on health care issues, mostly related to coverage, cost, and access.
Hempstead joined the Foundation in 2011. Previously, she ran a data center in New Jersey state government, where she also worked in the office of the attorney general. She was also formerly on the faculty at the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, where she is still a visitor.
Hempstead has a PhD in Demography and History from the University of Pennsylvania.