Jessica Skopac, PhD, JD, MA, is a Health Policy Analyst with 12 years of experience in healthcare. Her career spans work for Local, State, and Federal Government sponsors. At MITRE, her work includes serving as Principle Investigator for the development of an ethical and policy framework to guide the use of consumer-generated data for healthcare providers, systems, and payers. Dr. Skopac also spent the last several years providing policy support for CMS’ Center for Clinical Standards and Quality.Prior to joining MITRE, Dr. Skopac served as a health policy analyst at the Hilltop Institute, a non-partisan policy research organization within the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she provided ongoing strategic evaluation of the Maryland Asthma Control Program in accordance with CDC issued guidelines, conducted a needs assessment for the Maryland state public health system in preparation for national public health department accreditation, helped compile an environmental scan of Hospital Community Benefits Program requirements in each of the 50 states, and authored the final report submitted on behalf of the Advisory Committee on Operating Model and Insurance Rules for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE), which was subsequently presented to the Maryland General Assembly. She also has served as a program evaluation specialist at the Institute for Community Health and Public Policy Liaison for the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Skopac received a B.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Master’s of Applied and Professional Ethics, a PhD in Health Policy, and her juris doctor from the University of Maryland.
Jessica Skopac and Susan Mbawuike of MITRE, an AcademyHealth organizational affiliate, outline the importance of ethical standards for consumer-generated data use in healthcare in response to AcademyHealth's recent 2018 Health Datapalooza conference.