Maria Schiff works on Pew’s efforts to track and analyze state and local correctional health care spending and performance to provide policymakers information they need to make data-driven decisions. Schiff helps develop 50-state assessments and other analyses of the health care provided to people incarcerated in prisons and jails or transitioning back into the community.
Previously, Schiff held numerous positions in the health care field. At the National Governors Association, she advised states on implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and conducted research in health workforce planning and professional scope of practice laws. She also served as a health policy director for the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Following her government service, Schiff launched a managed care insurance program and worked as a community hospital administrator, leading quality assurance and evaluation initiatives.
Schiff holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master’s in community health administration from Long Island University.