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Stephanie M. Kissam

Stephanie M. Kissam

Senior Health Services Researcher


MPH, University of Michigan
BA, Public Policy and American Institutions, Brown University

Stephanie M. Kissam has two decades of experience in health care services research and health care policy development and implementation. At RTI, she was Project Director for the evaluation of the State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative Round 1 (6 states); Deputy Project Director for Round 2 (11 states); and Project Director for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Study of State Actions to Improve Delivery of Primary Care. Her specific areas of focus are value-based payment models, the transition of primary care practices to patient-centered medical homes, state health policy (including Medicaid) to address health equity, Medicaid outreach and enrollment, health care quality data collection and measurement, and electronic health record implementation among providers serving low-income and underserved populations.

In addition to evaluation work, Ms. Kissam applies content knowledge and experience in knowledge translation. She has developed and organized live and written technical assistance to public health programs, health care providers, and community-based organizations, and managed communications promoting patient engagement in research. She has published and presented on state-led health care transformation efforts, patient safety, nursing home quality, and health information technology implementation research.

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