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Donna Spencer, PhD

State Health Access Data Assistance Center, University of Minnesota
Senior Research Associate
With more than 15 years of experience in applied social, public health, and health services research, Dr. Donna Spencer is Deputy Director of SHADAC’s State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE) grant program and leads health policy research and evaluations. Her recent work has involved developing and analyzing survey data to examine the impact of national health reform on health insurance coverage and health care access and use, as well as the study of Medicaid and multi-payer care delivery and payment reforms at the state level.

Before joining SHADAC, Dr. Spencer worked as a survey researcher at the University of North Carolina– Chapel Hill School of Public Health and as a Research Associate and Consultant for the Health, Social and Economics Research Division at RTI International. She also worked as a Senior Researcher/Associate Director of Health Economics and Outcomes Research at OptumInsight.

Dr. Spencer holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Minnesota and a master’s in applied social research from West Virginia University.

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