Cheryl Austein Casnoff, MPH

Portfolio Director, MITRE with principal responsibility for CMS

Cheryl is a senior health policy executive with a distinguished consulting and public service career in public health, population health, health financing and system reform, social determinants of health, and health information technology. She brings decades of experience in government and not for profit organizations in key areas including health reform, Medicaid, health IT, population health, children's health, oral health, and systems transformation. Ms. Austein Casnoff was instrumental in creating and implementing the original State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), serving as a legislative fellow in the U.S. Senate, and establishing a new Office of Health Information Technology to promote the adoption and meaningful use of electronic records for safety net providers.

She also served in numerous senior positions at the US Department of Health and Human Services for over three decades including as the Director of Public Health Policy for the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPED). Since leaving HHS, she was selected to be a Senior Fellow at NORC at the University of Chicago, directing numerous studies related to Medicaid, children and vulnerable populations.  She currently serves on numerous not for profit boards including Action for Healthy Kids and is an adjunct professor at George Washington University Medicaid School in Health IT and quality policy.

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