Jonathan Gonzalez-Smith

Jonathan Gonzalez-Smith is a research associate at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, where he is responsible for helping lead the Center’s work on international models of accountable care, health financing, global health innovation, and payment and delivery reform. His research evaluates how to support health system transformation at the organizational, regional, national, and international level to achieve better population health while promoting efficiency, equity, and high-quality care.

His recent projects include analysis of domestic and global payment reform efforts to support value-based health care models in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; assessing the impact of CMS’ value-based payment programs on small, physician-led ACOs; and helping lead multi-stakeholder collaboratives with policymakers, healthcare leaders, and practitioners to identify and disseminate best practices for advancing value-based healthcare models in the U.S. and internationally.

Previously, Jonathan worked as the Legislative Director for Texas State Representative Terry Canales and as Program Assistant for the national think-tank Demos. He holds a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas LBJ School and a BA in Philosophy and International Relations from Northwestern University.

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