As Program Officer for Cost and Coverage, Amy Shefrin works with program staff, grantees, and key stakeholders to develop new ideas and practical solutions to policy questions. She works on a wide range of projects, including efforts to maximize enrollment in coverage, inform implementation of health reform in New York State, expand safety net providers, innovate new models and payment arrangements, leverage federal options for high-need populations, and pursue emerging opportunities.
Ms. Shefrin brings to the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) a background in nonprofit capacity building, coverage expansion initiatives, and research and analysis designed to directly inform policy. Prior to joining NYSHealth in August 2011, she served as a senior analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, conducting health policy studies for Congress. Previously she worked for the New York City Mayor’s Office of Health Insurance Access to expand access to coverage in the public and private health insurance markets. Ms. Shefrin has also worked for the U.S. Senate, the New York City Office of Management and Budget, and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice.
Ms. Shefrin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.