Sharon Silow-Carroll, MSW, MBA
New York, NY
Sharon Silow-Carroll specializes in health policy research and analysis. She collaborates with major health care foundations in publishing research-based reports and issues briefs on innovative initiatives to enhance health care system quality, access, efficiency and coverage. Her pioneering research helps inform federal and state policymakers as they prepare, plan and implement national health reform.
Sharon is the principal investigator on case studies and synthesis reports identifying hospital best practices which result in high quality, high efficiency, low readmission rates and/or low infection rates. She is studying hospital challenges and strategies in deploying electronic medical records. She is also leading two major projects to identify innovations in Medicaid managed care for vulnerable populations and evaluate level payment delivery system reforms.
Sharon has done extensive work on defining and identifying best practices in patient-centered care for underserved populations and in care management programs for children. She has also supported safety net health care systems and health plans in developing new approaches to serving Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and special needs patients.
Prior to joining HMA, Sharon was senior vice president for the Economic and Social Research Institute in Washington, DC, where she directed and conducted research studies on a range of health care issues.
Sharon earned her MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and another master’s degree in social work from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Sharon is a frequent, expert lecturer and presenter.
Though she misses the nation’s capital, Sharon now lives with her family in northern New Jersey and commutes to the HMA office in the Big Apple.