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Monica has been involved in healthcare for 20+ years. She began her career leading clinical laboratories for Laboratory Corporation of America (Fortune 500). After years of scientific and regulatory leadership where she observed misuse, underuse and overuse of healthcare technologies, she returned to university to obtain her PhD in health economics.

Her focus since has been on reducing unwarranted care variation, identifying waste and opportunities for health systems to preserve margin. Using robust clinical, claims and social determinants of health data inform much of Monica’s work. Identification of rising risk in a managed population and pinpointing upstream opportunities to prevent chronic disease is a primary focus of her work.

Monica Schmidt, MPH, PhD

Professional History

Executive Director-Health Economics Cone Health

Senior Data Scientist-Cone Health

Senior Data Scientist-Atrium

Research Associate-UNC Liver Center

Preclinical/IVD Laboratory Director-LabCorp

Clinical Laboratory Director-Labcorp



BA Biology-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MPH Epidemiology-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

PhD Health Policy and Administration(Economics)-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Board Certification

Clinical Laboratory Scientist (American Society of Clinical Pathology)


Professional Activities


Interviewed by STAT magazine for improving health equity and cost of care.

Interview and study showing value of Provation Ordersets on care variation and cost of care reductions.

Member: Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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