Amie Shei, Ph.D. is President & CEO of The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, a health conversion foundation based in the heart of the Commonwealth. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the health of those who live or work in Central Massachusetts, with a focus on vulnerable populations and unmet needs. Dr. Shei joined the Foundation in 2016 and plays a leading role in its grantmaking and advocacy efforts aimed at improving health, broadly defined, and promoting health equity. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Health Care For All, Philanthropy Massachusetts, and the Worcester Regional Research Bureau and the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. She is also a member of the Health Equity Compact.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Shei worked in health care strategy and health economics and outcomes research consulting at Health Advances and Analysis Group, respectively, and she also taught community health at Tufts University. Her research and writing have been published by varied media outlets and health journals, including the Boston Business Journal, CommonWealth Magazine, Health Affairs, Public Health Reports, and The Boston Globe.
Dr. Shei earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Amherst College, a Master of Science degree in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a doctoral degree in Health Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She received several fellowships to support her dissertation research on the health impacts of an anti-poverty program in Brazil, including a Fulbright Fellowship from the U.S. Department of State.