Erin Smith serves as the expert on payment and delivery innovation. Previously, Ms. Smith led implementation of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, as the Director of the Division of Technical Model Support. In this role, Ms. Smith managed the team that designed and operationalized Medicare's bundled payments. Ms. Smith also held the position of Senior Manager at Avalere Health, where she spearheaded strategic analyses and expert insight into innovative payment structures, Medicare fee-for-service trends, and operationalization of alternative payment models. Ms. Smith also served as one of the primary resources for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule regulations. Prior to her role at CMS, Erin served as a regulatory and policy analyst for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, specializing in tobacco control.
Molly Brimmer graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in May 2016, where she served as Manager Editor of the Maryland Law Review and as President of the Women’s Bar Association, UM Chapter. During law school, she interned on Capitol Hill, worked as a legislative intern for a lobbying firm in Annapolis, and served as an honorary graduate assistant for a state agency. She received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for the highest course grade in Writing for and Advising Government Agencies and Health Law Seminar: Food and Drug. Upon graduation, Molly was awarded the William P. Cunningham Award for her exceptional achievements and service to the law school, and the Litigation and Advocacy Award for her contribution to the school’s appellate competitions. Molly is excited to bring her passion for healthcare reform to PACCR and looks forward to joining the team as a Fellow in August.
Jourdan Meltzer is a student at Brown University in the eight-year combined B.A.-M.D. Program in Liberal Medical Education. She is currently in her fourth year, pursuing a degree in Public Policy with a Healthcare Policy focus. She comes to PACCR with a wide-array of research experience, having worked in both clinical and laboratory settings at the Stanford University School of Medicine and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Jourdan also spent time in healthcare consulting at Avalere Health, serving a diverse range of stakeholders from pharmaceutical and device companies to patient advocacy groups, and building on her research and writing skills to create client-driven deliverables. Her grounding in the clinical experience from patient advocacy roles at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, is a key strength in analyzing health policy and understanding implementation concerns. Jourdan is passionate about healthcare delivery and excited to be part of the team at PACCR.