Shoshanna Sofaer, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

Senior Advisor
Shoshanna Sofaer

Shoshanna is AIR’s director of Strategic Research Planning for Health Policy Research. She is a nationally recognized authority on patient and family engagement with extensive expertise in using qualitative and quantitative research methods and translating and disseminating health services and communication research findings.

Shoshanna’s research interests include developing tools for patients and families to engage productively in their health and healthcare; developing quality measures that resonate with consumers and patients; designing and disseminating public reports on comparative healthcare quality; public deliberation; public and policymaker attitudes about using medical evidence and cost-effectiveness analysis to allocate societal resources; improving the effectiveness of healthcare professionals in caring for older people; and developing state and local coalitions to pursue community health and healthcare improvement objectives, such as tobacco control.

Most recently before joining AIR, she was the Robert P. Luciano Professor of Health Care Policy at the Baruch College School of Public Affairs, and she previously held academic positions at George Washington University Medical Center and the UCLA School of Public Health. She completed her M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. degrees at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health.

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