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Introduction

In her more than 25 years of experience leading the development, implementation, and improvement of high-impact public policy, health and human services, and justice projects, Dr. Braude has advised government and nonprofit clients on policy development and analysis as well as system redesign to support statewide health care reform initiatives. 

Dr. Braude previously served as a Principal Consultant at UMass Medical School, Commonwealth Medicine Health Law & Policy program. Her work included policy and project development and management, strategic planning, and data analysis for agencies and initiatives within the Commonwealth, including project direction and implementation support for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services Behavioral Health Redesign effort. 

During her career, her work has centered on projects that increase health equity and access to care by facilitating policy conversations across multidisciplinary stakeholder representatives and using data-driven strategies to inform decision-making. She previously served as executive director for strategy and planning at a large behavioral health not-for-profit. She also served as project director for a community hospital. 

She earned a doctorate in public policy from The George Washington University where she was a senior doctoral fellow with the George Washington Center for Excellence in Public Leadership. Lisa also earned a Master of Arts in sociology from Wayne State University and bachelor’s degree, also in sociology, from Oakland University. Dr. Braude is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt in healthcare and has published articles and papers on evidence-based treatment, justice systems improvements, mental health and substance use disorders. 

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