Margaret Koller, MS

Executive Director, CSHP
Center for State Health Policy, (848) 932-4655

Margaret Koller (M.S., Rutgers University) is the Executive Director at Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, serving as Chief Operating Officer overseeing the development and management of the Center’s research portfolio, compliance with financial and data use agreements and the Center’s communication and dissemination strategies. Currently, Ms. Koller is directing the implementation of the NJ Integrated Population Health Data (iPHD) Project in New Jersey which will use linked data to inform population health research and improve the efficiency of state government programs. Ms. Koller is also the co-principal investigator for the Center’s core grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and collaborated with RWJF to author a 2018 report entitled Building a Culture of Health: A Policy Roadmap to Help All New Jerseyans Live Their Healthiest Lives. Her expertise is in the areas of health care coverage and access, as well as insurance regulations, and she routinely represents the Center to policy and stakeholder audiences around the state. Ms. Koller received a gubernatorial appointment to the New Jersey Small Employer Health Benefits Program Board of Directors where she currently serves as the Board’s Vice Chairperson. She is also a member of Senator Joseph Vitale’s Working Group on Health Reform and sits on the Advisory Board of Rutgers Institute for Women’s Leadership. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Koller worked for Prudential HealthCare, and later Aetna in a series of leadership roles. Prior to her experience in managed care, she served as a Congressional Aide for a NJ member of Congress. Ms. Koller was a fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University where she earned an M.S. in Public Policy.