Josephine Porter, MPH, serves as the Director for the Institute for Health Policy and Practice. Jo joined the Institute in December 2007, as a project director. She served as the Deputy Director for several years, before becoming the Director in 2015. Jo oversees operational functions across IHPP. She also co-chairs the All-Payer Claims Database Council (APCD Council) and serves on the Governor’s Commission for Medicaid Care Management. Jo is part of Academy Health’s State-University Partnership Learning Network and is a steering committee member for that group. She also serves on the UNH Analytics Steering Committee.
Jo brings many years of health care-related project management and program development experience to IHPP. She has private sector experience, including program management with Health Dialog, Inc., a care management firm. She also previously served as the Associate Director of the New Hampshire Health Information Center at UNH and was the NH BRFSS state coordinator for the NH Department of Health and Human Services.
Her research interests are in health data collection and dissemination and using data to effectively improve health care quality.