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Anupa U. Bir RTI International, USA

Anupa Bir, ScD MPH is the Senior Director of the Center for Advanced Methods Development at RTI International. A health economist by training, much of her work has focused on the well-being of vulnerable populations and aligning incentives within various systems, including the welfare, child welfare, corrections, and health systems, to improve well-being. Dr. Bir currently leads several contracts to evaluate complex health and social policy interventions. These interventions include innovative workforce interventions to improve access to quality health care, interventions that offer financial incentives for asset development, and interventions that improve communication and family strength during stressful circumstances
like incarceration and reentry. Within health care and health policy, she leads evaluations of State Innovation Models, efforts funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to accelerate the transition to value-based payment models in 11 states. She also leads meta-evaluation work to understand the lessons from state Medicaid demonstrations to improve service delivery for those with substance use disorders or serious mental illness. She holds an MPH from Yale University School of Public Health and a doctoral degree in international health economics from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.