Andrew Shin, JD, MPH is Chief Operating Officer for the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET), the not-for-profit research and education affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

Andrew joined HRET following numerous senior level roles in health care policy and public affairs spanning federal government, research/academia and the private sector. As COO, he is responsible for the management of day-to-day operations, including the development and integration of the organizational strategic plan across HRET and with other AHA affiliates, while ensuring the adoption of best practices, high reliability performance management and internal learning systems.

Prior to HRET, Andrew served as Senior Director, Policy and Strategic Partnerships at the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, a national non-profit education and training organization based at Massachusetts General Hospital. At the Schwartz Center, he led their national scaling strategy including new partnerships with medical and nursing societies, health care systems and payers focused on improving the patient-caregiver relationship through initiatives integrating compassion with quality, safety and other organizational priorities.

Andrew has also worked as a policy consultant for a variety of organizations both in and outside the healthcare industry including companies in the Fortune 100, national business trade groups and technology start-ups. He has substantial experience with federal health care reform efforts stemming from his time serving on the Energy and Commerce Committee staff in the U.S. House of Representatives during the drafting of the Affordable Care Act and helping to launch the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) where he assumed the role of Acting Director for Stakeholder Engagement, overseeing efforts to align intergovernmental and external priorities with a wide variety of new payment and delivery models for the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Andrew is active as an advisor to a number of non-profit organizations and was previously a Reynolds Foundation Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship in the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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