Jonathan Gonzalez-Smith MPAff

Jonathan Gonzalez-Smith

Research Team

Jonathan Gonzalez-Smith, MPAff


Masters in Public Affairs (MPAff), University of Texas

B.A. (Philosophy and International Relations), Northwestern University

Jonathan Gonzalez-Smith is an Assistant Research Director at the Duke-Margolis Institute for Health Policy where he is responsible for helping lead the Center’s work on improving health care access and outcomes for medically and socially underserved populations. His work considers how to support health system transformation at the organizational, regional, national, and international level, with particular attention to the intersection of health care policy and payment reform. His recent work includes identifying strategies for advancing safety net participation in accountable care, improving specialty care engagement in population-based payment models, and expanding access to home-based care.

Previously, Jonathan worked as the Legislative Director for Texas State Representative Terry Canales and as Program Assistant for the national think-tank Demos. He holds a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas LBJ School and a B.A. in Philosophy and International Relations from Northwestern University.