Laura Harker

Laura Harker

Laura Harker is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. She is a health policy researcher and health equity advocate with expertise in Medicaid and other state health care programs.

Most recently, she served as the Senior Health Policy Analyst at Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI), where she provided data for health advocacy partners and lawmakers and served as a key voice on health policy issues in the state. Previously, she served as a Fellow with the Congressional Hunger Center and led a community nutrition education program at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Laura graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and holds a Master’s degree in Health Policy and Management from Emory University.