Stephanie Anthony, J.D., M.P.H.
Stephanie Anthony joined the Center for Health Law and Economics at UMass Medical School in 2008. She conducts health policy and health law research, analysis, writing, and consulting for public and nonprofit clients, including state governments and foundations. Ms. Anthony’s health policy work at the Center for Health Law and Economics and in other public and private sector posts has focused on state and national health care reform, Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), financing and delivery of long-term care services and supports, Medicaid and Medicare managed care, low-income and vulnerable populations, and the uninsured.
Previously, Ms. Anthony was the Deputy Medicaid Director in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. As a member of this $8 billion program’s executive management team, she was in charge of relations with the federal Medicaid oversight agency and was integrally involved in the development and implementation of the commonwealth’s landmark health care reform law. She oversaw the CHIP program and the MassHealth 1115 Waiver, which is the primary financing mechanism for the publicly-funded health care reform coverage expansions. Ms. Anthony previously worked as a senior policy analyst for the Economic and Social Research Institute in Washington, D.C., and as a legal advisor and policy analyst for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. She began her career as a law clerk at the law firm of Drubner, Hartley, O’Connor, & Mengacci in Waterbury, Conn.
Ms. Anthony holds a law degree from St. John’s University, a master’s degree in public health from Yale University, and a bachelor’s degree in English from Boston College.