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Samantha Smith is a recent graduate from the University of Central Florida, where she studied Health Services Administration. She most recently she worked as a Public Policy Intern at the American Telemedicine Association. Sam will be working with the Congressional Affairs team where she will be formulating Congressional Asks, reviewing the House and Senate committees to help the team have a better understanding of their current priorities, and write weekly reports on pressing issues from her days spent on the Hill.

Katey McCabe is a second year medical student at LECOM- Seton Hill. Prior to medical school, she spent five years working in Health IT in implementation services at Epic, and as an independent consultant working on HIEs and analytics for Epic customers. Her summer research focus will be to identify policies and regulations that will encourage advancement of precision medicine under the 21st Century Cures Act.

Karina Ikeda is a rising senior at Johns Hopkins University studying public health.  She has previously interned for a medtech startup in New York, writing blogs about health technology for a layperson audience.  This summer she will be working with Valerie Rogers on State Government Affairs.  Her health IT policy interests relate to harnessing technology to support underserved populations, improving patient safety, and population health.

Michael Bartholf is a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania studying political science. He has previously worked with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) on analysis and policy. This summer he will be working with the Federal Affairs team. His health IT policy interests relate to the use and regulation of mobile healthcare applications as well as cybersecurity and guidelines on ransomware.

We are excited that they will spend the next seven weeks with us and are looking forward to bringing new blood further into the field of Health IT.