Lisa Shapiro has more than a decade of experience working in the public, non-profit and private sectors on federal health policy issues with a primary focus on children, the uninsured and underserved populations. Her experience centers on efforts to improve health coverage through public programs, including the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), the Medicaid and Medicare programs.
As Senior Policy Analyst at Powell Goldstein, a Washington-based law firm with an extensive health policy consulting practice, Ms. Shapiro formulated policy for non-profit clients and advocated on issues to preserve and extend the health care safety net and to improve access to health care services for underserved populations. She also provided strategic policy advice to national voluntary health organizations on public health concerns, including health promotion and chronic disease prevention.
Ms. Shapiro also served as a congressional fellow in the Office of Senator Jeff Bingaman where she assisted in the development of legislation on a broad range of health issues, including policy proposals to: expand SCHIP-related outreach and enrollment activities, improve funding for programs to counter the childhood obesity epidemic, ensure prescription drug coverage for children eligible for Medicare Part D, maintain Medicaid coverage for foster care children and infants born to immigrant mothers eligible for emergency Medicaid, to increase the availability of federal Medicaid funds for states during economic recession, and to retain Medicaid funds for spending by safety net providers.
Ms. Shapiro also worked for the Society for Women’s Health Research on a broad range of legislative and regulatory issues related to women’s health, maternal and child health and biomedical research focusing on under-studied populations.
Ms Shapiro has an M.P.A. from Virginia Tech’s Center for Public Administration and Policy.