Sandy Fried, M.A., Conferences Manager, joined AcademyHealth in October 2015. She is responsible for coordinating the faculty and curriculum development process for AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting (ARM), National Health Policy Conference (NHPC), and the new Health Data Leadership Institute (HDLI). Sandy also oversees the implementation of the Health Policy Orientation (HPO) and manages the continuing medical education (CME) and continuing nursing education (CNE) approval process for ARM.     

Sandy’s prior professional experience includes teaching U.S. Government to high school seniors in Havertown, PA, and serving as a legislative assistant for health and human services to two governors in their Washington, DC offices and to U.S. Senator Jean Carnahan of Missouri. In addition, she managed the curriculum development process for the National Council for Behavioral Health’s annual meeting.  

Sandy earned her B.A. in Government from Cornell University, a Masters of Arts in Political Science from Villanova University, and a Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education for Social Studies from American University.