Rachel Gershon performs legal and policy analysis regarding Medicaid, health reform, and social services. Specific areas of work include health care affordability, Accountable Care Organizations, long-term supports and services, housing supports, language access, and consumer protections.
Gershon brings experience advising and representing individuals who receive public benefits, including Medicaid, Medicare, prescription assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Social Security. While in law school, she worked on Medicaid access issues with the AARP Foundation as a Herbert Semmel Elder Law Fellow. Immediately prior to joining UMass Medical School in 2011, Gershon critiqued the SSI and Social Security appeals processes at Justice in Aging and represented SSI clients at the Whitman Walker Community Health Center. Both positions were funded by a fellowship from the the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging.
Gershon holds a law degree and a master's degree in public health from Harvard University, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Whitworth University.