Heather L. Menne, PhD

Senior Health Policy Researcher, RTI International

Fellowship Placement: Office of Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

Heather L. Menne, PhD, is a Senior Health Policy Researcher in the Aging, Disability, and Long-term Care Program at RTI International. She has 15 years of federal and non-profit experience and expertise in aging and disability programs and services. Her research career focuses on older people, people with disabilities, and long-term services and supports (LTSS), with a specific emphasis on people living with dementia, family caregivers, and formal caregivers. She also conducted evaluations of evidence-based and evidence-informed programs for older adults and family caregivers. Before joining RTI, she worked at the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for 3 years and as a Senior Research Scientist at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging for 12 years. Dr. Menne earned her doctorate in sociology from Case Western Reserve University, her master's degree in gerontological studies from Miami University, and a bachelor's degree from Ripon College.