Ipsita Smolinski


Ipsita Smolinski is a veteran advisor on healthcare regulatory and legislative issues with over 20 years of experience in healthcare policy and economic analysis.

As the Managing Director of Capitol Street, she advises clients on key trends and major actions coming out of Washington, D.C., as well as at the state, court and stakeholder levels. These include healthcare legislation moving on Capitol Hill, actions from CMS, FDA, NIH, FTC, and other agencies, as well as emerging and commercial market trends e.g., ICER, PBM reform, high deductible health plans, cell and gene therapy novel payment mechanisms, evolution of primary care clinics, and Amazon’s foray into health care delivery. Her primary focus is forecasting the impacts of health policy through data-driven economic analysis.

Smolinski holds a faculty appointment at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School where she teaches coursework in Healthcare Economics and Healthcare Finance.

She serves as a Senior Strategic Advisor to McAllister & Quinn, a healthcare grants firm that supports large U.S. hospital systems.

Smolinski is a frequent speaker at national conferences and appears on CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News and others. She has been quoted in leading publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters. Sample media appearances are here, here and here.

Prior to launching Capitol Street in 2009, Smolinski was the Senior Equity Research Analyst for Healthcare Policy at J.P.Morgan. Before joining J.P.Morgan, Smolinski advised clients on health policy and trends at Citigroup and Bear Stearns. Earlier in her career, she spent several years as a healthcare management consultant at the Lewin Group, a Washington-based firm specializing in managed care and healthcare payment policy, and worked at both Pfizer and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Smolinski holds an MBA and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University and received her BA from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. While at JHU, Smolinski played Division III field hockey, was a Delta Gamma national scholar, and published biomedical research findings in otolaryngology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.