Rachel Swindle, M.P.P.



Rachel Swindle, M.P.P., is a Research Fellow at the Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) at Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute. Her research at CHIR focuses on regulations of private insurance and state-based marketplaces under the ACA, with a particular interest in exploring regulatory loopholes that leave privately-insured patients vulnerable to unexpected costs. 

Prior to joining CHIR, Rachel worked at the World Bank Group’s Poverty and Equity Practice and Georgetown University’s Initiative on Innovation, Development, and Evaluation (Gui2de). At the World Bank, she helped develop data guidelines for the Covid-19 Household Monitoring Dashboard and published reports on topics including the poverty impacts of the pandemic, disability prevalence in Sub-Saharan Africa, and barriers to accessing health services during Covid-19. She has also served as a graduate teaching assistant for several quantitative methods courses at the McCourt School of Public Policy, in addition to interning with the ACLU and Senate Finance Committee under ranking member Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). 

Rachel holds a Master in Public Policy from the McCourt School of Public Policy, where she completed a graduate thesis examining the socioeconomic impacts of health clinic regulations. Prior to attending Georgetown University for graduate school, Rachel spent time as a community organizer in Miami-Dade County and received a B.A. in politics and linguistics from New York University.