Task Force

Michelle Ko, MD, PhD

University of California, Davis

Dr. Ko works in the Division of Health Policy and Management in UC Davis’ Department of Public Health Services. Her research focuses on the interconnectedness of policy, health care, and social structure, and their impact on disadvantaged populations. She has conducted studies on topics such as the health care safety net, Medicaid, long-term care, access to care for minority communities, medical education diversity, and the health care workforce. Dr. Ko is also committed to supporting first-generation and under-represented students in succeeding in both undergraduate and health professions education. Additionally, Dr. Ko serves on CHBRP’s cost team.

Dr. Ko received her MD from UCLA’s School of Medicine and her PhD in Health Policy and Management from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health.