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Dr. JudyAnn Bigby named senior fellow at Mathematica Policy Research

10/9/2013, 12:24 p.m.
JudyAnn Bigby, M.D., was recently named a senior fellow in Mathematica Policy Research’s Health Research Division.

JudyAnn Bigby, M.D., was recently named a senior fellow in Mathematica Policy Research’s Health Research Division. In her new position, she will apply her experience to a broad range of topics, including accountable care organizations; state health policy; primary care transformation; and integration of physical and behavioral health, with a special focus on women’s health, minority health, and disparities.

Bigby is a nationally and internationally recognized health policy expert who is also clinically trained in internal medicine. She has practiced primary care for more than 25 years. Before joining Mathematica, she served as secretary of health and human services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where she was responsible for implementing many aspects of the 2006 Massachusetts health care reform law. Bigby’s international experience includes engaging with the government of South Africa and the nation’s academic institutions on reforming its health care system.

Based in the firm’s Cambridge office, Bigby also brings a diverse mix of public and community health experience. She served as director of community health programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and as director of the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at Harvard Medical School. In addition, she designed clinical programs, educated physicians, and conducted community-based research to eliminate health disparities among low-income and minority women, particularly related to breast and cervical cancer.

Her professional affiliations include serving on the board of directors of the National Quality Forum and a presidential appointment in 2011 as one of the inaugural members of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health of the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council. Widely published, she holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.

Mathematica Policy Research seeks to improve public well-being by conducting studies and assisting clients with program evaluation and policy research, survey design and data collection, research assessment and interpretation and program performance/data management. Its clients include foundations, federal and state governments and private-sector and international organizations. The employee-owned company has offices in Princeton, NJ; Ann Arbor, MI; Cambridge, MA; Chicago, IL; Oakland, CA; and Washington, DC.