Abigail Averbach is responsible for developing new analytic services and contracts that support policy development and operations for clients in the health care arena, with a primary focus on clients from state Medicaid and other health and human services programs. Prior to assuming this role, Ms. Averbach served as Commonwealth Medicine’s chief of staff from 2011 to 2014 and director of the Office of Massachusetts Client Relations from 2008 to 2011.
Ms. Averbach joined Commonwealth Medicine in 2004 as senior project director for a large-scale, CMS-funded program and research endeavor focusing on improving health and employment opportunities for Medicaid members with disabilities. Long dedicated to public service, Ms. Averbach worked at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health from 1995 to 2004, first as a staff epidemiologist and later as the founding director of the Office of Research and Evaluation for the HIV/AIDS Bureau. Throughout her career, Ms. Averbach has strived to make data more accessible for decision-makers across the spectrum of stakeholders, including state and federal policy makers, state agency commissioners, advocates and consumers.
Ms. Averbach has served on numerous community boards and commissions in the greater Worcester area. She is currently the chair of the Board of Health for the City of Worcester and vice president of the Board of the Central Massachusetts Jewish Federation. She holds a master's degree in public health with an emphasis on biostatistics and epidemiology from UMass Amherst and a bachelor's degree in communication from Rutgers University.
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