With over 20 years of experience leading the development, implementation, and improvement of high-impact public policy, health and human services, and justice projects, Lisa Feldman Braude has advised government and not-for-profit clients on policy development and analysis and system redesign to support statewide healthcare reform initiatives.
Before joining HMA, Lisa provided consulting services related to health policy analysis and system redesign for clients at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Commonwealth Medicine Health Law & Policy program. While there, her work included policy and project development and management, strategic planning, and data analysis for agencies and initiatives within the commonwealth.
During her career, much of her work has centered on projects that increase health equity and access to care by facilitating policy conversations across multidisciplinary stakeholder representatives and using data-driven strategies to inform decision-making.
She previously served as executive director for strategy and planning, where she provided consultancy, technical assistance, and process implementation support to senior team members in order to facilitate successful implementation and ongoing success of organizational initiatives. She also served as project director for a community hospital where she designed and implemented a program to reduce behavioral health emergency department boarding episodes.
Lisa has experience and expertise directing projects and programs as well as developing and managing grants, drafting and analyzing policy, and providing guidance and consultation to public agencies and nonprofit organizations.
She earned a doctorate in public policy from The George Washington University where she was a senior doctoral fellow with the George Washington Center for Excellence in Public Leadership. Lisa also earned a Master of Arts in sociology from Wayne State University and bachelor’s degree, also in sociology, from Oakland University.
Lisa is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt in healthcare and has published articles and papers on evidence-based treatment, justice systems improvements, mental health and substance use disorders.