Amy Lischko, DSc, MSPH

Position:

Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine

Contact:

Tufts University School of Medicine
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

Phone: 617.636.0476
Fax: 617.636.4017
Email: amy.lischko@tufts.edu

Education:

BS, MSPH, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
DSc, Health Services Research, Boston University

Research Focus:

Amy Lischko is a consultant and frequent speaker on the subject of health care reform.  In the past several years, she has spoken at many national policy conferences and has provided consulting services to AcademyHealth, Mathematica Policy Research, the National Governor’s Association, and individual states.  Amy was formerly the Commissioner of Health Care Finance and Policy and the Director of Health Care Policy under governor Mitt Romney.  She served in senior positions in the Commonwealth for over 14 years.  In her roles with the Commonwealth Amy provided leadership during the rapid restructuring of the Massachusetts health care system.  Some of the activities she was involved in include:

  • Spearheading the Commonwealth’s efforts to provide greater transparency to provider cost and quality information;
  • Key member of the governor’s team who crafted the administration’s innovative health care reform bill in Massachusetts;
  • Principal investigator on numerous federal and private grants to improve access to health insurance, and improve the delivery of health care services;
  • Facilitated collaborative efforts with public and private organizations to implement quality improvement initiatives across the health care system.

Amy’s research activities include developing and evaluating strategies to increase access to health insurance and to make health care more affordable.  She is also interested in making academic research more accessible to policymakers.