Jennifer Edwards, MHS, DrPH
Associate Vice President, Managed Care Department
Director, Center for Program Evaluation
Dr. Jennifer Edwards is Associate Vice President of IPRO’s Managed Care Department where she leads a multidisciplinary team in support of state health care quality measurement, improvement, and reporting. She is also Director of the Center for Program Evaluation.
A seasoned consultant and driver of organizational improvement, Dr. Edwards has provided leadership to consulting organizations in assessing customer needs and delivering information and tools to help them achieve their goals. With substantial academic and policy credentials, Dr. Edwards bridges the gap between research, practice, and policy.
Her 30-year career has aimed to make the healthcare system work better for vulnerable populations by addressing gaps in access, affordability, quality, and safety in the Medicaid and CHIP programs. Dr. Edwards has written numerous publications on delivery system transformation and Medicaid policy. She has led large, state and national evaluations of Medicaid/CMS initiatives. Dr. Edwards joined IPRO in 2017 with the goal of expanding IPRO’s focus on integrating policy and practice, particularly linking IPRO’s long history in the quality arena to payment reform.
Dr. Edwards earned her doctorate in Health Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, a Master of Health Science from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Society at Brown University.