Matt McKillop

Matt McKillop

  • Officer
  • States' Fiscal Health,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts


Matt McKillop is an officer for Pew’s state and local fiscal health project. He manages new research for Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis, an online resource that helps policymakers gain insights into fiscal, economic, and demographic trends affecting their states. McKillop also leads Pew’s research on state and local correctional health care. He examines states’ and localities’ spending to care for people in prisons and jails; monitoring of health care quality; and promising practices for facilitating continued care after they are released. This work helps policymakers assess and improve their correctional health care systems.

Before joining Pew, McKillop led advocacy and community organizing campaigns for So Others Might Eat, a nonprofit organization that serves poor and homeless residents of the District of Columbia. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kalamazoo College.

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