Lisa F. Braude, PhD
Principal, Health Law & Policy

As principal consultant for Commonwealth Medicine’s Health Law & Policy program, Lisa Feldman Braude provides government and not-for-profit clients with consultative services on health policy analysis and system redesign. Her work includes project development and management, strategic planning, and data analysis. Braude also provides expertise to the MassHealth Office of Behavioral Health, supporting statewide health care reform initiatives.

Braude joined Commonwealth Medicine from Aspire Health Alliance, where she served as executive director of strategy and planning. In this role, she guided senior leadership and helped lead business development and process improvement projects. Previously, she served as senior advisor for health policy and grant management at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, contributing to strategy development and directing administration of state-funded care integration.

She has published extensively on innovative treatment systems, processes, and protocols to advance access to mental health and substance use services. Braude was also appointed by the Massachusetts governor to serve on the Juvenile Justice Advisory Commission and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. She is also a board member for The Tyler Clementi Foundation in New York City.

Braude earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology/social justice from Oakland University, a master’s degree in sociology from Wayne State University, and a doctorate in public policy from The George Washington University. She is a Lean Six Sigma certified green belt.

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