Samantha Smith is senior manager at AcademyHealth, where she supports the work of the Translation and Dissemination Institute through her involvement with the Listening Project and other related activities.

Before joining as a staff member in June 2014, she was an intern with AcademyHealth during the summer of 2013. As an intern, she assisted with the Lessons Project by conducting qualitative research on best practices in translation and dissemination from fields outside of health care. Prior to AcademyHealth, Samantha served as a Teach For America corps member in Dallas, TX and also interned with NC Prevention Partners. She holds a Master of Science in Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Authored by Samantha Smith, M.S.P.H.


Four Elements that Influence Payment Reform for Population Health

AcademyHealth's Payment Reform for Population Health team identified four major element domains that influence the conditions and collaborations associated with how health care purchasers, plans, and providers might support strategies for sustainable funding and financing activities and infrastructure that can bolster non-clinical community-wide population health.

Translation and Dissemination Institute

‚ÄčAcademyHealth‚Äôs Translation and Dissemination Institute helps the field of health services research move its findings more effectively into policy and practice. It undertakes activities that enable research producers to better understand the needs of research users, helps place research in context, and serves as an incubator for new and innovative approaches to moving knowledge into action.