Sophia Tripoli is the State Campaigns Manager at Families USA. She works at the intersection of advocacy and policy to build coalitions with national and state partners to protect Medicaid and access to affordable, high-quality health care. Ms. Tripoli brings policy experience in national and state-level initiatives on health care payment and delivery system reform, Medicaid transformation, and complex care programs.
Prior to joining Families, Ms. Tripoli worked at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), State Innovation Group where she oversaw the implementation of State Innovation Model Awards (SIM). While working at CMMI, Ms. Tripoli worked across multiple divisions to align new CMMI payment and delivery models with state health reform efforts, including Comprehensive Primary Care Plus, a national advanced primary care medical home model, and the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program.
Before joining CMMI, Ms. Tripoli worked as a Senior Health Policy Analyst at the National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices. There, she provided policy analysis, technical assistance, and resource development for governors and their staff across a range of policy issues including Medicaid delivery system reform, high-impact pharmaceutical therapies, and community-based oral health interventions.
Ms. Tripoli holds a Master’s degree in Public Health and a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Global Public Health from George Washington University.