Anne Markus has broad and interdisciplinary training in law, public policy, and health policy, and 30 years of local, state, federal and international experience in health care and public health. Anne’s background has allowed her to study private and public health insurance and public programs, such as Medicaid/CHIP, health centers, and maternal and child health services, as well as health reform in the U.S. and abroad. In general, her research and scholarship are concerned with the promotion of children, trans and nonbinary persons' and women's health and the policies that support or might inhibit this goal. Many of her pediatric research studies have focused on young children’s access to clinically recommended preventive and developmental services and on prevention and management of chronic/rare diseases, including pediatric HIV/AIDS, childhood asthma and urea cycle disorder (UCD). Dr. Markus in 2015 completed as PI a multi-year, multi-site translational and implementation research project (called CHAMPS short for Community Healthcare for Asthma Management and Prevention of Symptoms), which examined system changes needed to successfully adopt evidence-based childhood asthma management interventions in Community Health Centers (CHCs). Much of her research on maternal health is about Medicaid coverage of pregnant women and birth outcomes, such as infant mortality and preterm birth, and work accommodations for nursing mothers who are returning to their job after the birth of their baby. While leading longer term studies, she conducts quick turnaround analyses commissioned or awarded by public and private funders, either as a consultant or as a faculty member of the George Washington University School of Public Health. She has also worked on projects at the global level (e.g., WHO, Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation) and transnationally (e.g., Sub-Saharan Africa, including Malawi, Uganda, Ethiopia).
Anne recently completed projects funded by PCORI (PI of subcontract), GW Cancer Center (PI of grant), Episcopal Health Foundation (Co-PI of contract), and Kaiser Family Foundation (Senior Faculty on contract). Most recently, she was the Principal Investigator of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project on Medicaid block granting and health centers. Anne always thinks of ways to use the data and information collected and analyzed through her projects to advance policy change that promotes the health of children, women, and the providers who serve them.
In 2021-2022, she has primarily worked on a PCORI dissemination grant with Children's National (PI of subcontract) and as the lead qualitative researcher and legal expert on a COVID response project funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health (PI: Marsha Regenstein). She also mentored two inaugural MCH Policy Scholars supported by the GW Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health on a policy analysis of health insurance coverage of medical nutrition for children with urea cycle disorders, which she designed as a non-sponsored "wrap-around" policy study to the PCORI dissemination grant.