Dr. Judith Steinberg’s work is focused on the design and implementation of health care delivery models that are integrated, coordinated, person-centered and incentivized through payment reform. She has served as a clinical consultant to Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth) and the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission on health care reform initiatives.
Currently, she is the co-principal investigator of the Southern New England Practice Transformation Network, a cooperative agreement with CMS, that is part of the national Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative. Integration of behavioral health and physical health care and clinical care management are central components of all of these initiatives. She also leads teams at the Medical School that provide technical assistance and learning collaboratives to practices participating in programs including Primary Care Payment Reform, One Care (Massachusetts demonstration for disabled beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare) and the now completed Massachusetts Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative.
Dr. Steinberg is a longtime member of the National Association of Community Health Centers, recently serving as the chair of its Clinical Practice Committee and member of the HIV and Behavioral Health Committee. She serves on several committees and boards in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, focusing on behavioral and physical health integration, public health and global health. She is an invited speaker regionally and nationally on topics such as patient-centered medical homes, behavioral health integration, and HIV/Hepatitis C care.
Dr. Steinberg received her medical degree from the University of Texas at Dallas Southwestern Medical School. She was a Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellow in Minority Health Policy, and received an MPH degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is also a clinical associate professor in the Departments of Medicine, and Family Medicine and Community Health at UMass Medical School. She continues to practice medicine at Neponset Health Center, Boston and at UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester.