Jeanene Smith, MD, MPH
Dr. Smith is Principal Investigator on a SHARE-funded project evaluting the effects of Coordinated Care Organizations--Oregon's version of ACOs for the Medicaid population--on health care access, patient health, quality of care, costs, and utilzation. The study includes a qualitative component that will pinpoint exactly which CCO designs generate the biggest "bang for the buck."
Dr. Smith is Administrator for the office of Oregon Health Policy Research, which provides analytic, technical, and policy support to assist the Governor of Oregon and the Legislative Assembly on issues relating to health care costs, utilization, quality, and access. OHPR is also the home of the state's All Payer All Claims (APAC) database. Dr. Smith has been with OHPR since 2000 and was appointed by the Governor as Administrator in January 2007. Before being appointed as Administrator, Dr. Smith was Deputy Administrator, directing the research that OHPR performs through its Policy and Analysis/Research unit.
Since 2002, Dr. Smith has also been focused on developing and directing the Oregon Research and Evaluation Collaborative (OHREC), partnering with local academic health service researchers to assist the Medicaid division with evaluation activities. This partnership has continued on the Oregon Health Study, which aims to evaluate the impact of access to insurance using the "lottery" system for gaining access to the OHP Standard Program.
Additional Professional Roles
Dr. Smith graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) School of Medicine, completed a residency in Family Medicine at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a Masters in Public Health from Portland State University in 2001. She has practiced family medicine in both private practice and community clinics for over 15 years, and continues to see patients on a limited basis at an Oregon federally-qualified health center.