Ann Sheehy

Credentials: MD, MS

Position title: Deputy Director, UW Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR)

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Ann Sheehy smiles for her photo. She has long blond hair. She wears a dark blazer.

Ann holds a Bachelor of Arts in human biology from Stanford University, a Master of Science in clinical research from Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, and a Doctor of Medicine from Mayo Medical School. She completed internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. At CHDR, Ann focuses on policy and regulatory, legislative, and governmental issues to help advance CHDR’s mission. 

Ann cares for hospitalized patients and conducts Medicare health policy research with a particular focus on how policies impact the most disadvantaged Medicare beneficiaries. Due to her perspective as a clinician and a researcher, she has provided testimony in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on short-stay hospitalization issues in the Medicare program. In 2021-22, Ann was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellow in Washington DC, working in the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. She now serves as UW Health Senior Medical Director, Population Health and President, UW Health ACO REACH.

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