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Jessica Smith

Senior Research Associate    

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
M.S., University of Wisconsin
B.A., University of Tennessee


Jessica Smith is a senior research associate at the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC). Her areas of expertise include behavioral health policy, comparative effectiveness research, and cost effectiveness analysis. She focuses on health care delivery and health outcomes for publicly insured populations

Smith is a member of the Medicaid Policy and Business team at the GHPC. Current projects include: evaluating an increase in provider reimbursement for antepartum care and health care access for pregnant women in the Georgia Medicaid program; examining how the addition of an annual preventive care visit for adult Medicaid beneficiaries affects demand and expenditures for health care services; and assessing the impact of federal regulations to expand Medicaid eligibility for children on enrollment in PeachCare for Kids, the state Children’s Health Insurance Program.