Amanda Szymanski is a research coordinator at L&M with over 10 years of experience in health policy research, healthcare, and social science research. At L&M, she provides research support for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). She currently assists with a CMS Office of Minority Health analytic and support contract to advance health equity; monitoring and evaluation support for Medicaid Section 1115 demonstrations; and public comment analysis for the physician fee schedule.
Before joining L&M, Ms. Szymanski worked as a project manager at Arbor Research Collaborative for Health where she managed and contributed to several multi-year projects related to end-stage kidney disease, dialysis, home health, and population health. She has also held positions at the University of Michigan Health System supporting cardiac surgeons, and the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, where she helped with a Department of Defense funded large-scale survey of mental health among military personnel. Ms. Szymanski holds a B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Michigan, where her qualitative research in sociology earned two writing awards.