Dr. Laura Guerra-Cardus, MD, joined CDF-Texas in 2007 and serves as Deputy Director in CDF’s Austin office. She helps lead statewide policy initiatives, including Cover Texas Now, which works with coalition partners to ensure that all Texas children and all Texans have access to affordable, comprehensive health care coverage. Since 2008, CDF-Texas policy efforts have connected more than 1,000,000 children to health coverage. From 2009–2010, Laura served as CDF-Texas’ Interim Director.
Laura is a graduate of Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine. After graduating from medical school, Laura served as a Fellow in the Coro Fellowship Program in Public Affairs – St. Louis.