Lisa McDowell joined UMass Medical School in 2011 to provide expert long term services and supports, human services and Medicaid policy consultation, analysis and complex project leadership. She has more than 25 years of experience with Medicaid and Medicare and related state and federal laws, regulations and financing, integrated care plans for elders and persons with disabilities, health service programs, and federal health care reform.
Since she has been at the Medical School, Ms. McDowell's projects have included leading development and implementation support activities for the Massachusetts Money Follows the Person Demonstration and Balancing Incentive Program, preparation of a multi-state comparative Medicaid long term services and supports benefit policy study, and evaluation of the benefits of a Medicaid regional data base to provide useful and actionable information to State Medicaid policy leaders as well as other initiatives assessing integrated financing and service delivery models.
Ms. McDowell's previous experience includes working as the Director of Institutional, Residential, and Day Services for the MassHealth Office of Long-Term Care. She also worked in the private sector as a senior healthcare executive and part-time faculty member for health services administration at Northeastern University.
Ms. McDowell received her master’s degree in Health Services Administration from George Washington University.