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Kate Scotto

Assistant Director of Program Planning
Center for State Health Policy
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research


Kate Scotto (MA, CPA) is the Assistant Director of Program Planning at Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. In this capacity, she oversees the strategic management of the Center’s funding portfolio, including oversight of the Center’s grants and contracts and overall budget. She is also responsible for the Center’s financial compliance with all relevant federal, state, University and funder policies and regulations. Ms. Scotto also provides technical support to faculty and staff during the pre-award and post-award grant management process, facilitating the coordination of proposal submissions and required financial reports. She currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the NJ Integrated Population Health Data (iPHD) Project, overseen by the Center, an initiative using data to inform population health research and improve the efficiency of state government programs. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Scotto worked as a senior auditor for Deloitte. She received her M.A. in Accountancy from Rider University, a B.S. in Environmental and Business Economics and a B.S. in Food Science, both from Rutgers University.