Jeanene Smith has been with the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research (OHPR) since 2000. OHPR provides oversight and coordination for all elements of the Oregon Health Plan and state health trends, providing technical and policy support to the legislative and executive branch decision-making on health policy. This includes the work of Oregon's Health Policy Board which is focused on implementing a state health reform plan, the Health Evidence Review Commission, Medicaid Advisory Council Pain Management Commission, Patient Centered Primary Care Home Program, and the Primary Care Office.
She graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) School of Medicine and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a Masters in Public Health from Portland State University in 2001. She has practiced family medicine in both private practice and community clinics for over 15 years, and continues to see patients on a limited basis at an Oregon federally-qualified health center.