PhD Student, Mississippi State University
    Elinor Ostrom Fellow

Mary Smith is a PhD student in Public Policy & Administration at Mississippi State University. She earned an MS in Health Law from Samford University, an MS in Nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama, and a BS in Nursing from the Mississippi University for Women. She was an Adam Smith Fellow during the 2022-2023 academic year. She investigates the effectiveness of quality performance among three geographical domains in a Medicare value-based pay for performance model.