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Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien


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Ashlie Brown


Ashlie Brown joined the Colorado Health Institute in 2016. She focuses on complex systems change, including health information technology and health care delivery system and payment reform.

Before moving to Colorado, Ashlie oversaw the implementation of the Massachusetts State Innovation Model at the MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services. The effort included Medicaid payment reform with multi-payer alignment, behavioral health integration in primary care practices, and electronic clinical-community linkages to support population health. Ashlie also led cross-agency strategic planning efforts for the Massachusetts Health Information Highway, the state’s health information exchange.

Prior to entering public service, Ashlie worked as a mechanical engineer in both the nuclear power and medical device industries.

Ashlie holds two degrees in mechanical engineering: a master’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Sample Projects:

Skills: Strategic planning, program implementation, facilitation and convening, data and information governance, problem solving

Focus Areas:

  • Health Information Technology
  • Health Care Delivery System and Payment Reform
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Complex systems change
  • Multisector collaboration

I do this work because… health care in America is a wicked problem that needs solving. It is one of the most important problems this nation faces and individual states, including Colorado, are leading the way. I love working with our partners to improve health for all, especially those who are struggling the most in our current system.

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