Madeleine Shea

Madeleine (Maddy) Shea, PhD, is a principal at Health Management Associates Community Strategies (HMACS) with decades of health policy and program experience. At the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health, Ms. Shea led the development, implementation, and evaluation of the CMS Equity Plan initiatives and innovations. Prior to CMS, Ms. Shea supported quality improvement organizations by providing customized reports on disparities in chronic disease, adverse drug events, readmissions, and nursing home quality by race, ethnicity, gender, age, geography, dual eligibility status, and poverty. Ms. Shea was the first director of the Maryland Health Department’s Office of Population Health Improvement, where she developed the measurement and action framework to guide health care transformation in Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions and across state government. She earned her PhD in public policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, her master’s degree in management from Johns Hopkins University, and her bachelor’s degree in economics from Trinity College in Washington, DC.