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Kathleen Ujvari, MBA, MHSM

Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Kathleen Ujvari, MBA, MHSM

Kathleen Ujvari, MBA, MHSM

Areas of Expertise

Long-term services and supports


Kathleen Ujvari is a senior strategic policy advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her work includes research and analysis of state-level and national data on long-term services and supports (LTSS) to identify issues, trends, and opportunities to improve access, delivery, quality, and program funding. She is a coauthor on a number of publications including the Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard and publications that address long-term care insurance, the role of states in supporting family caregivers, and economic studies that report on LTSS programs and financing.

Ms. Ujvari has extensive experience in root-cause analysis, project management, and project implementation from her prior career as a financial services industry consultant and financial regulatory auditor. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University and a master’s degree in health systems management from George Mason University.

Selected Publications


  • Liz Ben-Ishai, Rick McHugh, and, Kathleen Ujvari, Access to Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Family Caregivers, AARP Public Policy Institute, Washington, DC,  April 2015.
  • Kassner, E. and Ujvari, K., The Book of the States 2013: The Role of States in Supporting Family Caregivers (Washington, DC, The Council of State Governments, July 2013, 474–479).
  • Houser, A., Fox-Grage, W., and Ujvari, K. “Across the States 2012: Profiles of Long-Term Services and Supports,” (Washington, DC, AARP Public Policy Institute, September 2012).
  • Ujvari, K., “Long-Term Care Insurance: 2012 Update,” (Washington, DC, AARP Public Policy Institute, Fact Sheet 261, June 2012).
  • Mollica, R., Houser, A., and Ujvari, K., “Assisted Living and Residential Care in the States in 2010,” (Washington, DC, AARP Public Policy Institute, April 2012).
  • Cheek, M., Roherty, M., Finnan, L., Cho, E., Walls, J., Gifford, K., Fox-Grage, W., and Ujvari, K., “On the Verge: The Transformation of Long-Term Services and Supports,” (Washington, DC, AARP Public Policy Institute, February 2012).