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Karen Matsuoka, Ph.D.

Chief Quality Officer Director, Division of Quality and Health Outcomes at Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Karen Matsuoka serves as the Chief Quality Officer for Medicaid and CHIP and directs efforts to assist states in providing safe, efficient, effective patient-centered care for program beneficiaries and other uninsured and vulnerable populations as well as for the overall national health care system.

Dr. Matsuoka brings multi-sector and interdisciplinary expertise to this work and has held positions in the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Brookings Institution, the White House Office of Management and Budget, and in the US Congress for the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee.

Dr. Matsuoka earned her doctorate in social policy from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and her BA and MA from Stanford University. She was recently invited back to Stanford as a visiting fellow in the Institute for Design and the Clinical Excellence Research Center, applying human-centered design approaches to health system redesign issues.

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