Judy Mohr Peterson


Medicaid Director

Mohr Peterson

Judy Mohr Peterson, PhD, has been the director for the Oregon Department of Health Service (DHS) Division of Medical Assistance Programs (DMAP) since September 2009. She has been at DHS since 1997, including eight years in DMAP as a manager of the analysis and evaluation unit and in research. She also has administered the DHS caseload forecasting and actuarial services team. Before DHS, Dr. Mohr Peterson was on a team that researched and reported on children's mental health in Texas.

She received her doctoral degree in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Leadership Project

Worked on a Medicaid system re-design that created contractual standards for various levels of health care systems ranging from medical homes to integrated care entities for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

Related Resources

Medicaid’s Pivotal Role in Leading Oregon’s Health Care Transformation: See a video and profile detailing the role of Oregon's Medicaid director Judy Mohr Peterson in the innovative restructuring of the statewide health care delivery system