MHPA Taps Moore to Lead Policy Team

HHS appointee will oversee policy, advocacy and research staff for national trade association for Medicaid plans.

Jennifer Moore, Ph.D., joins Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA; as the organization’s vice president of policy and research.

Medicaid Health Plans of America is a trade association representing 124 commercial and non-profit plans serving 20 million beneficiaries. MHPA provides advocacy and research that support policies that enhance the delivery of quality care to disadvantaged Americans.

Moore will oversee the trade group's policy, research, and advocacy staff as they work on behalf of the Medicaid managed care industry. A trained nurse, Dr. Moore will also serve as MHPA's resident clinical expert.

“We're excited to have Jennifer join MHPA’s stable of experts in health policy and research,” MHPA President and CEO Jeff Myers said. “We look forward to bringing her knowledge and experience to bear in the service of our nation's disadvantaged citizens.”

Moore comes to MHPA from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) where she was health scientist and team lead of the Office of Women's Health & Gender Research. There, Moore represented AHRQ on national women’s and maternal child health initiatives, including the national perinatal safety project.  

Additionally, Moore managed a portfolio of patient-centered outcomes research grants and performed maternal child health research on economic and racial/ethnic disparities. Notably, HHS appointed Moore to serve on the Secretary’s Committee on Infant Mortality, the Secretary’s Committee on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and the HHS Federal Workgroup on Maternal Health.

Prior to AHRQ, Moore’s NIH-funded research led to the development of the “Evidence Informed Decision Making through Engagement Model” that emphasizes the critical role of patients in evidence-based practices in health care. She has served as the executive director for the Institute for Nursing Centers, and held positions at the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Moore also volunteers as a nurse at the Center for Hope Family Health and Birth Center, a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Washington, DC. She received her BS in Nursing and her MS and PhD in Nursing, Health Administration and Health Policy from the University of Michigan.

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