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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 optimize impact by supporting organizational and field learning and evaluation. Stephanie also leads the foundation’s portfolio in maternity care as part of CHCF’s focus on people-centered care. This portfolio currently includes work to improve maternal mental health care and to promote birth equity for Black mothers / birthing people.*  She also led CHCF’s statewide effort, now concluded, to reduce unnecessary cesarean sections.

Previously, Stephanie led CHCF’s transparency-focused effort to develop metrics for quality improvement and accountability in the fields of maternity care, cancer, and orthopedics. 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 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and 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, and a doctorate of philosophy in health services research and policy from the University of California, Los Angeles.

*We use the term “birthing people” to recognize that not all people who become pregnant and give birth identify as a woman or a mother.



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