Margaret Tait joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in 2014 and serves as a research associate in the Research-Evaluation-Learning (REL) unit. In this role, she supports REL leadership and staff on an array of projects, including the development and implementation of the Culture of Health Action Framework and the Foundation’s Sentinel Community project, as well as leading its work to better disseminate published research that results from grantmaking. Tait is extremely grateful for the opportunity to work at RWJF at this point in her career and views it as a chance to understand the role of a national philanthropy in improving health and fostering social change.
Prior to joining RWJF, Tait worked as the program coordinator for AccessHealth SC at the South Carolina Hospital Association, an initiative of the Duke Endowment. In this role, Tait provided reporting and evaluation support to 10 community networks of care. These networks are comprised of health systems, social service agencies, and community-based organizations that coordinate care for the uninsured and underinsured populations throughout South Carolina. Before that, Tait was an Americorp VISTA member at AccessHealth Spartanburg, one of the 10 networks she later supported through AccessHealth SC. Tait has also worked at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Health Equity Research and the Temple University Center for Obesity Research and Education on several federally-funded projects.
Tait holds a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.