Stephanie Teleki, PhD, MPH

Director, Learning and Impact

Stephanie Teleki is CHCF’s director of Learning and Impact. She partners with the foundation’s program teams to support organizational learning, evaluate the foundation’s investments, and optimize impact. Stephanie also leads the foundation’s portfolio in maternity care as part of CHCF’s focus on high-value care. This maternity portfolio includes a statewide initiative to lower the rate of unnecessary low-risk, first-birth c-sections; work to improve maternal mental health care; and work to promote birth equity for Black mothers.

Previously, Stephanie led CHCF’s transparency-focused efforts to establish and then expand both the California Maternal Data Center and the California Joint Replacement Registry. She also developed projects to track cancer care quality and costs in the state. Prior to joining CHCF, Stephanie was a policy analyst in the health unit of RAND Corporation, where she conducted health policy research and evaluations for such clients as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and private-sector health plans. She has also held research and management positions at Kaiser Permanente, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Stephanie received a bachelor’s degree in English and history from Amherst College, a master’s of public health in health services research and policy from the University of Texas at Houston School of Public Health, and a doctorate of philosophy in health services research and policy from the University of California, Los Angeles, Fielding School of Public Health.

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