JudyAnn Bigby

Judyann Bigby

Senior Fellow
Areas of Expertise
  • Primary care design and integration with public health
  • State health policy and coverage programs
  • Women’s and minority health
  • Health care disparities
  • Health
  • State Health Policy
  • Population Health
About Judyann

JudyAnn Bigby, M.D., is an internationally recognized health policy expert clinically trained in internal medicine. She practiced primary care internal medicine for more than 25 years and has a broad range of public and community health care interests as well as diverse clinical experience. Her areas of expertise include primary care design and integration with public health; state health policy; primary care transformation; and integration of physical and behavioral health, with a special focus on women’s health, minority health, and disparities.

Bigby currently leads a project for the Ohio Department of Health to assess the effect of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act on public health programs. For the state of Oregon’s Health Authority, she helped design an independent evaluation of the implementation and effects of the Section 1115 waiver demonstration project. She leads a major task on the evaluation, which focuses on how the demonstration transforms the delivery of health care to improve access and quality.

Before joining Mathematica, Bigby served as secretary of health and human services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where she was responsible for implementing many aspects of the 2006 Massachusetts health care reform law. She served as director of community health programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and as director of the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at Harvard Medical School. In addition, she designed clinical programs, educated physicians, and conducted community-based research to eliminate health disparities among low-income and minority women, particularly related to breast and cervical cancer. Her international experience includes engaging with the government of South Africa and the nation’s academic institutions on reforming its health care system. Professional affiliations include serving on the board of directors of South Africa Partners and a presidential appointment in 2011 as one of the inaugural members of the advisory group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health of the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council. Widely published, she holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.