Jennifer N. Edwards, Dr.P.H., M.H.S., is a principal with Health Management Associates’ New York City office. Jennifer has worked for 20 years as a researcher and policy analyst at the state and national levels to design, evaluate, and improve health care coverage programs for vulnerable populations. She worked for four years as senior program officer at The Commonwealth Fund, directing the State Innovations program and the Health Care in New York City program. She has also worked in quality and patient safety at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where she was instrumental in launching the hospital’s Patient Safety program. Jennifer earned a Doctor of Public Health degree at the University of Michigan and a Master of Health Science degree at Johns Hopkins University.