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Megan Hollingworth, MSW ‘05

  • Clinical Affordability Manager for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Pennsylvania

“I chose Penn’s MSW program not only for the prestigious university, but because Penn’s emphasis on macro practice made sense and was a good fit for me. In my current work I use healthcare economic trend data to identify care gaps for Medicaid members with complex needs, and build programs to support them accordingly. I am passionate about working to design programs to impact population level health, and my time at SP2 provided me with the ability to analyze data effectively, identify, evaluate and address programmatic challenges, and understand organizational dynamics. So many features of SP2 appealed to me: the amazing professors and their accessibility and genuine interest in teaching and supporting students, the small but diverse student body working to tackle challenges and driven by a need to “make change”, and the challenging coursework were among the driving factors in making my decision, and I have never regretted it! My social work degree from Penn has opened doors and led me to new and intriguing opportunities ever since.”

SP2 News

Faculty & Research, Global Engagement

International Experts Assemble to Examine, Investigate Public Health and Epidemics

On May 13 and 14, Jennifer Prah Ruger, PhD, and other international scholars and public health experts will assemble in...

Students from the MSSP 797 course in Havana, with instructor Azahara Palomeque

Student Life, Global Engagement

Social Issues Through a Global Lens: SP2 Students Reflect on Their Immersion Experience in Cuba

For students in the Master of Science in Social Policy (MSSP) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), having both a...

Faculty & Research

National Survey Examines Emergency Department Management of Deliberate Self-Harm

How routinely do emergency room staff members properly provide help to individuals who present for self-harm? Do they appropriately assess...

SP2 Student Emily Berkowitz presents at the APPAM Student Conference

Student Life

Students Present Policy Research on Housing, Immigration, Harassment

Four students from the Penn School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) shared their research across a wide range of...

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