Since joining UMass Medical School in 2007, Robert Seifert's work includes analyzing state and national health care reform, writing about MassHealth – Massachusetts’ Medicaid program – and assisting the Commonwealth in efforts to improve the delivery and financing of services to people with complex health care needs, including those needing long-term services and supports and those who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. He is the author or co-author of a number of policy analyses and issue briefs related to cost containment efforts and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in New England states.
Previously, Seifert was the executive director of the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute and, prior to that, policy director of The Access Project. Earlier in his career, Seifert worked at the Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission, later called the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy. He has additional government experience at the federal and municipal levels, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the New York City Human Resources Administration.
Seifert holds a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wesleyan University.