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Jeanene Smith

Deputy Administrator, Office for Oregon Health Policy Research

Jeanene Smith, M.D., M.P.H., is the deputy administrator of the Office for Oregon Health Policy Research (OHPR). Shortly after joining OHPR in 2000, Dr. Smith assumed the position of project director for Oregon's State Coverage Initiatives Grant, which facilitated the final submission and implementation of the Oregon Health Plan 2 Medicaid Waiver. She has overseen several studies evaluating the impacts of that waiver through the development of the Oregon Health Research and Evaluation Collaborative (OHREC). Dr. Smith has an extensive background in health care and insurance coverage, and has practiced family medicine in both private practice and safety net clinics for over 12 years. She earned her medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1984, and her M.P.H. from Portland State University in 2001.