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About SPF

Signe Peterson Flieger, Ph.D., M.S.W., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Tufts Health Plan Professor of Health Care Policy Research at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.

She teaches graduate courses on health care policy and programs and organization and management theory. Her research examines how health care organizations transform care delivery systems as a means to improve population health. She studies care delivery models that integrate services, coordinate care, and value patient-centeredness, particularly for those with complex and life-limiting conditions. Her aim is to identify strategies to help organizations transform care delivery in the context of value-based payment in an effort to work toward the triple aim of improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care.

Signe has a Ph.D. in social policy and health services research from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, an M.S.W. from Washington University in St. Louis, and an A.B. in Sociology from Harvard College. Prior to completing her Ph.D., she served as a Presidential Management Fellow with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the Boston regional office. Throughout her professional life, Signe has worked with a variety of nonprofit social service, policy, and advocacy organizations focusing on children and families, people with disabilities, and low-income populations.