Since joining UMass Medical School in 2008, Margaret Carey's health policy work has included managing the consumer-led Implementation Council for One Care, the Massachusetts State Demonstration to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Individuals, participating in the assessment of the key national health care reform bills and assessing their impact on the Massachusetts health care reform initiative and managing the stakeholder process for the ongoing meetings for the MassHealth Office of Payment and Care Delivery Innovation. Her supervision of these stakeholder meetings has been ongoing; the outreach strategies that MassHealth has conducted are an integral part of the success of their programs.
Carey brings a variety of diverse skills to her role, including more than 16 years in the private sector and four previous years in the public sector. In management at Johnson & Johnson, she worked in surgical product development and sales/marketing for devices and taught quality education across the organization. She also has trained surgeons, nurses and technicians, and led several cost-containment efforts for physicians' offices.
At Cornell University, Carey served as the environmental health educator and worked with the Cornell Program for Breast Cancer and Environment Risk Factors, a nationally known group educating a variety of New York stakeholders on environmental risk factors for breast cancer. As a public health consultant, she managed a randomized controlled trial for the National Institute of Drug Abuse (part of the National Institutes of Health) on the most effective way to train substance abuse counselors. She also managed the evaluation of training efforts for OB/GYNs on the most efficacious way to educate low-income, HIV-positive pregnant women on preventing the transmission of the virus to their unborn children.
Carey holds a master’s degree in public health from UMass Amherst and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Gettysburg College.