Stephanie Mika, M.P.H., is a former associate policy officer for the Commonwealth Fund. Ms. Mika supported the Fund's program on Federal Health Policy and the Fund's Commission on a High Performance Health System. Previously, Ms. Mika was program associate working with the Fund's program on State Innovations. Before joining the Fund, Ms. Mika was head course associate for the Program in Human Biology at Stanford University where she led a team of four course associates responsible for 300 students enrolled in a year-long course sequence. Her research background includes the study of language development and memory in infants and toddlers. Ms. Mika holds a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University, and an M.P.H. in Health Policy from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.