Jason Buxbaum

Project Manager, Michigan Public Health Institute

Jason BuxbaumMHSA, is a project manager at the Michigan Public Health Institute.  At MPHI, he supports the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in implementing Michigan’s State Innovation Model (SIM) Model Test award, a $70 million federal award to improve health, health care, and long-term affordability in Michigan.  Jason has also served in various roles at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and the National Academy for State Health Policy.  He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude from Bates College in 2008, and received a degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2014.

“I very much enjoyed getting to work closely with Dr. Fendrick- in doing so, I got great first-hand exposure to many of the avenues through which a team of policy-driven advocates can advance worthwhile change.  Effective writing is an essential component of my current responsibilities.  The editing advice I received from Dr. Fendrick and Susan Lynne helped me improve the clarity of my work.  My experience with the V-BID team helped me confirm that improving affordability for patients is a central goal around which I’d like to develop my career.”