Jessica C. Smith

Health Policy & Management
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, MHA Program

Curriculum Vitae

Health Policy & Management

Jessica Smith is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Her roles include teaching courses in quantitative analysis, quality improvement in healthcare, and professional development,  and serving as Director of the Master of Health Administration program. Before joining the University of Georgia, she spent six years at the Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University. At Georgia State, she led a team that provided research support and technical assistance to local, state, and federal partners, including Georgia’s Departments of Community Health and Public Health.

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2016, Population Health
  • MS, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2012, Economics
  • BA, University of Tennessee – Knoxville, 2009, Economics
Areas of Expertise
  • Research: Medicaid, group prenatal care, maternal health, health policy
  • Teaching: Quantitative methods, professional development
Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • Georgia State University Executive Leadership Academy for Women
  • Institute for Research on Poverty Graduate Research Fellow
  • National Institute of Mental Health Graduate Fellowship in the Economics of Health and Mental Health
Course Instruction
  • HPAM 7350, Introduction to Quantitative Analysis in Healthcare
  • HPAM 7910, 7920, & 7930, Professional Development Seminars in Health Administration
Research Interests

Healthcare coverage and access, Medicaid policy, healthcare administration, maternal health