Meredith Robertson is an instructor in the Department of
Health Management and Informatics at the University of
Central Florida, where she provides expertise in health insurance
and health care reform. Prior to joining the UCF community,
Meredith worked for WellCare Health Plans in Tampa (WellCare is a
Medicare and Medicaid managed care company). In this position, she
was chiefly responsible for the company's public policy position
development; advocacy strategies; federal regulatory monitoring,
analysis and public comments; and educating departments and the
senior executive team on exchange participation and health care
Prior to joining WellCare, Meredith served as a technical
director in the Children's Health Insurance Program division at the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. She was at
CMS for 10 years, focusing on analysis of the Medicare
Current Beneficiary Survey, Medicaid and CHIP Policy, and oversight
of state Medicaid family planning demonstration waivers. She
also held positions at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Joint
Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress and the American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Robertson has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio
University, a master's degree in public policy from Georgetown
University, and a master's degree in business from Aberdeen
University in Scotland. The latter she pursued while she was a
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. Her master's work at Georgetown
focused on organ transplant policy and her work at Aberdeen focused
on a comparison of the use of evidence-based medicine in the United
Kingdom and the United States.
Meredith and her husband, Donald, are returning to her hometown
of Windermere with their two children, Caroline, 7, and James,
The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann, M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley, B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson, Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr, V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith, Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith, Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta, Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward, Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen, Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual, Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13),