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Jeanene Smith, MD, MPH has led the development and implementation of major health policy initiatives, including two 1115 Medicaid waivers, for three Oregon governors.
Dr. Smith served as chief medical officer for the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and administrator of the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research (OHPR). She provided leadership and alignment of medical policy across the OHA which includes the Medicaid program, Public Employees Benefit Board, Addictions and Mental Health Services, Public Health Division and the Transformation Center.
Dr. Smith’s clinical advice and guidance played a key role in a range of OHA and statewide efforts to support Governor Kitzhaber’s coordinated care model. She also served as the principal investigator for Oregon’s State Innovation Model (SIM) grant. She has provided technical and policy support to the Oregon Health Plan, as well as legislative and executive branch decision-making on statewide health policy.
She has practiced family medicine in both private practice and community clinics for over 20 years, and continues to see patients at a federally-qualified community health center.
Dr. Smith graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) School of Medicine and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received a Master in Public Health from Portland State University.