Stephanie M. Kissam has nearly 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) and Deputy Project Director for Round 2 (11 states). She is currently 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 to developing and organizing live and written technical assistance to public health programs in state government and community-based organizations. She has published and presented on state-led health care transformation efforts, patient safety, nursing home quality, and health information technology implementation research.