Amy Smalarz teaches Health Policy, Health Care Systems and Leadership in Healthcare. Prior to joining the University of Massachusetts Lowell, she led her Healthcare Consulting company, Strategic Market Insight, taught as adjunct faculty at Simmons College and Regis College and was adjunct faculty for the Manning School of Business, teaching Organizational Behavior. Her work has focused on health care services research, specifically the impact of organizational culture and structure on the delivery of healthcare in multiple settings. Currently, she is working to advance research regarding the opioid epidemic and its impact on our public health. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Sociology from Brandeis University in 1998, a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Simmons College in 2002 and earned a Ph.D. in Social Policy as a Fellow in the Academy of Healthcare Research and Quality from Brandeis University in 2006.