Anne Smithey, M.P.H., is a former Commonwealth Fund intern for research and evaluation (2019–2020). She supported activities related to foundation evaluation, focusing on collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data that help to highlight program accomplishments and assess organizational effectiveness. Ms. Smithey received her M.P.H. from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and her B.S. in health science, summa cum laude, from Northeastern University in 2018. During her time as an undergraduate, she was a research assistant in the Infection Control Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she worked on an interdisciplinary team to help design and run the day-to-day operations of a clinical research study focusing on best practices for preventing spread of infection through gastrointestinal scopes. She was also a policy intern at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, where she analyzed the impacts of proposed regulation on the state’s HIV Drug Assistance Program. In addition, Anne served as an intern with the Community Service Society of New York, where she researched and summarized state policies around Medicaid interstate billing for emergency care and initiatives to increase the use of value-based payments in mental health and substance abuse treatment. In the summer of 2019, she interned with Columbia Affiliated Physicians IPA, working with providers to improve the use of their electronic health records in order to streamline patient visits, track practice performance, and address patient gaps in care.
Former Intern, Research and Evaluation, The Commonwealth Fund