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Jasmine Rizzo

Program Development Analyst, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Jasmine Rizzo, M.D., M.P.H., is a program development analyst at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, where she coordinates the activities of the Scientific Review Board and the Human Research Oversight Committee. She was previously a research analyst at the Center for State Health Policy (CSHP). In this role, Dr. Rizzo worked on projects related to pharmacy coverage, health care performance measurement, health insurance, and access to care. She assisted in providing technical assistance to State Pharmacy Assistance Programs, particularly in light of the new Medicare Part D benefit. Dr. Rizzo also worked on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's "State Solutions" program, an effort to help states enroll more low-income older adults and people with disabilities in the Medicare Savings Programs. Recently, she was involved in a study looking at physician supply in New Jersey.

Prior to joining CSHP, Dr. Rizzo worked as a research coordinator of a study examining prostate cancer epidemiology and treatment at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Dr. Rizzo was also a junior researcher at the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of HIV/AIDS, where she was involved in a 10-year study of vertical transmission of HIV in that state. She received her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and her master's of public health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Public Health.