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Cheryl Camillo PhD, MPA, BA JSGS Faculty, U of R

MHA Program Chair and Assistant Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina

Areas of Interest

  • Comparative health policy
  • Health system reform
  • Canadian and U.S. public policy
  • Federalism
  • Social policy implementation
  • Inequality and inequity
  • Public administration
  • Health administration

About

Cheryl A. Camillo is an interdisciplinary scholar-practitioner with over 25 years experience developing and implementing solutions to real-world social policy and governance problems. During her career, she has served in most roles of the public policymaking process, including senior federal policy advisor, state program executive, evaluator, policy analyst, grassroots organizer, lobbyist, and campaign manager. She seeks to integrate research, policymaking, and public management perspectives in her work. A graduate of Yale University and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, she is an Assistant Professor at JSGS responsible for teaching and researching public policy, health administration, and public administration. Born and raised on Canada's border in Buffalo, New York, her research focuses on health policy and system reforms within federal states. She is actively promoting the exchange of ideas and lessons across national and subnational borders, including by convening state and provincial health systems leaders to discuss delivery system reforms and ways to collaborate to reduce pharmaceutical costs.

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Designations

  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • M.P.A., Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
  • B.A. Yale University

Recent Grants/Awards

Grants

  • Co-Principal Investigator, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE): " Assessing the impact of using modified adjusted gross income to determine eligibility for state medical assistance in 2014."  $100,000.  2010.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE): "Evaluating the success of Maryland's Kids First Act outreach at identifying and enrolling uninsured eligible children in Medicaid or SCHIP."  $183,664.  2008.

Awards

  • Fulbright Fellowship, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2015-2016
  • Graduate Assistantship and Tuition Scholarship, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, 1997-1998
  • Yale Club of New York City Scholar, Yale University, 1985-1989

Select Publications

Journal Articles

  • Camillo, C. A.  2016.  The U.S. Healthcare system: Complex and unequal.  Global Social Welfare 3 (3)  

Book Reviews

  • Camillo, C. A.  Review of D. G. Smith and J. D. Moore Medicaid Politics and Policy: Second Edition, Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law 41 (6).

Encyclopedia Entries

  • Camillo, C. A.  (2017).  Comparative healthcare systems.  In A. Farazmand, (Ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration Public Policy and Governance. Retrieved from doi:10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3128-1
  • Camillo, C. A.  (2017).  Comparative health policies.  In A. Farazmand, (Ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration Public Policy and Governance. Retrieved from doi:10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3127-1
  • Camillo, C. A.  (2017).  Street-level bureaucracy.  In A. Farazmand, (Ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration Public Policy and Governance online. Retrieved from doi:10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_654-1

Policy Briefs and Reports

  • Wachino, V., Camillo, C. A., Stromberg, S., Artiga, S. & Rudowitz, R. “An Introduction to Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility and Enrollment Performance Measures.”  Washington, DC: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, January 2014.
  • Nysenbaum, J., Crawford, A., Wang, W., Taylor, E., Colby, M., & Camillo, C. A. “A User’s Guide to the Database of Publicly Available Medicaid and CHIP Performance Measures.”  Technical Assistance Tool submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, December 2012. 
  • Camillo, C. A. "CHIP Data in the Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS): Availability and Uses."  Medicaid Policy Brief 12.  Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research, October 2012.
  • Camillo, C. A., Hodges, M., Kuncaitis, S., Montebello, P. M., and Zlatinov, A. “Reporting Person-Level Separate CHIP Data to MSIS: A Guide for States, Programmer’s Supplement.” Report submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research, September 2012.
  • Camillo, C. A. "Implementing Eligibility Changes under the Affordable Care Act: Issues Facing State Medicaid and CHIP Programs."  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation State Health Access Reform Evaluation.  Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research, July 2012.
  • Hodges, M., Camillo, C. A., Montebello, P. M., and Zlatinov, A.  "Reporting Person-Level Separate CHIP Data to MSIS: A Guide for States."  Submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research, June 2012.
  • Camillo, C. A., and Hodges, M.  "Technical Assistance to States to Improve S-CHIP Reporting to MSIS, 2010-2011.  Final report submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research, March 2012.
  • Camillo, C. A., Borden, W. S., Reilly, M. and Weiss, C.  "Medical Statistical Information System (MSIS) Transition Design Plan."  Draft report submitted to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research, September 2011.
  • Borden, W. S., Camillo, C. A, Kuncaitis, S., Myers, N., Reilly, M., Weiss, C., and Wodarek O’Reilly, A. “Revised Medicaid Statistical Information System: Data Dictionary.” Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research, April 2011.
  • Camillo, C. A.  Social Security Number (SSN) Verification Design Report."  Final report submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research, August 2010. 
  • Camillo, C. A. “Technical Assistance Plan to Improve State S-CHIP Reporting to MSIS.” Final report submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research, August 2010.
  • Borden, W. S., Camillo, C. A., Potts, M., Reilly, M., Weiss, C., and Wodarek O'Reilly, A.  "Improving the Completeness, Accuracy, and Timeliness of Medicaid Data."  Report submitted to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, July 2010.
  • Borden, W. S., Camillo, C. A., Davis, M. C., Ireys, H. T., Potts, M., Reilly, M., Weiss, C., and Wodarek O’Reilly, A. “Medicaid Decision Support System User Requirements and Data Specifications.” Report submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research, January 2010.

Columns

  • Camillo, C. A.  "Improving Understanding of the U.S. Health Insurance System through Public Education" PA Times Online, September 5, 2017.     
  • Camillo, C. A.  "From Gatekeepers and Negotiators to Servants: The Potential Effects of a Single Payer Health Care System on Public Organizations and Employees" PA Times Online, August 8, 2017.     
  • Camillo, C. A.  "Repeal and Replace and the Role of Public Administration" PA Times Online, July 11, 2017.     

Policy Commentary

  • Camillo, C. A.  "Next on the Agenda for the Health Ministers: Meeting With their American Counterparts?" Policy: Canadian Politics and Public Policy, April 2016.     
  • Camillo, C. A. “Government Aid and the Me Versus Them Mindset.”  Governing, July 31, 2015.
  • Camillo, C. A. “More to Say on 'Excited Delerium'.” [Letter to the editor]. The Washington Post, May 11, 2015.
  • Camillo, C. A. “Elk River and Ten Mile Creek.” [Letter to the editor]. Gazette (Montgomery County, MD), February 5, 2014.

Blog Post

  • Camillo, C. A. “A Fulbright Fellowship is a Lifelong Journey Available to All”  [Web log comment].  Fulbright Canada Blog, November 19, 2015.

Courses

  • JSGS 817 - Health Policy
  • JSGS 830 - MHA Residency
  • JSGS 864 - Social Policy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  • JSGS 883 - Essentials for Public Policy and Administration
  • JSGS 884 - Professional Planning (MPA Capstone)