Vickie Miene, MS, MA, LMHCis the Interim Director of the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy and an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, at the University of Iowa, College of Public Health. She is also the Director of the Iowa Healthy LifeStars program.
The Institute brings together public health practitioners, researchers, community leaders and policy makers to expand the impact of public health through practice, research and policy, with an emphasis on improving the health of populations. Ms. Miene has over 25 years of experience building, implementing and evaluating effective community based health care delivery models. Vickie lead a multimillion dollar, multi-year federally funded System of Care in 10 counties of NE Iowa, which gained national recognition as the first SOC that effectively combined social support and medical systems through an integrated team-based model of care. Ms. Miene has lead statewide training and technical assistance initiatives focused on integrated health, large scale quality improvement initiatives, and peer support services for the chronically mentally ill. Vickie currently co-leads a RWJF supported INVEST Health initiative to improve health among low-income populations through creating partnerships between health and housing sectors. She has conducted various program evaluations, most recently an assessment of Iowa public health data needs.
Vickie earned her BA in Psychology, and her MA in Applied Clinical Psychology both from Loras College in Dubuque Iowa. She earned her MA in Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College.