Dr. Jennifer Moore (Institute for Medicaid Innovation)

Founding Executive Director, Institute for Medicaid Innovation 

Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN, is an internationally recognized leader in Medicaid and maternal child health. With more than 20 years of experience, her work, at the intersection of clinical practice, research, and policy, positions her as a thought leader and a passionate advocate for vulnerable populations. This multifaceted emphasis makes her a respected participant in the national dialogue on these and other health care topics. As the founding executive director of the Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) and assistant research professor at the University of Michigan medical school’s department of obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Moore focuses her efforts on strategically bringing together payers, clinicians, researchers, and government to design and evaluate innovative approaches to address maternal health issues such as opioid use during pregnancy, value-based purchasing, disparities, social determinants of health, and maternal mortality and morbidity. 

Dr. Moore’s current grant-funded research projects include work with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to assess Medicaid access and coverage for the nation’s most vulnerable through the first national longitudinal survey of Medicaid managed care organizations in seven key categories, including value-based purchasing, high risk care coordination, women’s health, pharmacy, child and adolescent health, long-term services and supports, behavioral health, and social determinants of health. She also is involved in projects focused on reducing disparities through payment and delivery system reform; an exploration into innovative mental health services for pregnant women under Medicaid managed care; and models of care to improve maternal health care delivery and patient outcomes in Medicaid.


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