Tess Shiras joined NASHP in 2013. As a Research Assistant for the Health System Performance team, Tess works primarily on projects related to healthcare payment and delivery system reform. Prior to joining NASHP, she was an intern at Partners In Health, an organization that works globally to provide affordable health services to those living in extreme poverty. She has also interned in Jodhpur, India working for a women’s empowerment organization where she helped plan and facilitate a health education training for female community members. As an undergraduate, Tess completed her honors thesis work on prenatal care access among low-income women in North Carolina. Tess graduated from Duke University in 2013 with a BA in Public Policy, concentrating in Health Policy, and Global Health.