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Lindsey Smith¹

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Assistant Professor Health Management & Policy, Health Systems & Policy
Office Vanport 523R


Lindsey Smith is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health and an affiliate of the PSU Institute on Aging.

Dr. Smith collaborates on multiple research initiatives that involve connecting health service financing and regulatory mechanisms to Medicare claims via health service settings to identify and address inequities in access to quality long-term services and supports impacting older adults and their communities. Across the multiple collaborative studies she is engaged with, Dr. Smith provides regulatory and methodological expertise in collecting and analyzing regulatory data as a component of mixed-methods studies.

Current study topics include the first study of the impact of private equity funding on resident outcomes in assisted living and the impact of regulations in assisted living communities.

Education, Degrees

B.A., Theatre, Southwestern University, 2009
M.P.P, (Master’s of Public Policy) University of Minnesota, 2012
Graduate Certificate, Program Evaluation, University of Minnesota, 2012
Ph.D., Health Systems and Policy, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, 2022
Postdoc, Gerontology and Healthcare Services, Brown University, 2023

¹ CEPH Primary Instructional Faculty
² CEPH Non-Primary Instructional Faculty

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