Stacey Silverman, PhD, is the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Universities and Health-Related Institutions in the Division of Workforce, Academic Affairs and Research at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Dr. Silverman provides leadership on statewide policy initiatives related to all aspects of undergraduate and graduate education. She is responsible for the oversight and administration of state programs that foster the development of the Texas health professions workforce through the education and training of resident physicians pursuing family medicine and other needed health care professionals, and providing agency support for increased research efforts. Dr. Silverman also serves as the staff contact for the Board's Task Force on Graduate Health Professions. She coordinates on-going studies in higher education and provides resource information to the Board and the Legislature.
Dr. Silverman's staff manages and administers the Family Practice Residency Program, Family Practice Rural Rotation Program, Joint Admissions Medical Program, Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program, Hospital-Based Nursing Education Partnership Program, Program, Research Assessment Program, Research Development Fund, National Research University Fund, and the recently established Emergency and Trauma Care Education Program and the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Program. Dr. Silverman and her staff are responsible for collecting and disseminating information on research expenditures, intellectual property income, and research centers at Texas higher education institutions.
Dr. Silverman served as the agency's appointee to the Governor's Office Health Care Policy Council and chaired the Subcommittee on Health Care Workforce. She also serves as the agency's appointee to the Department of State Health Services Statewide Health Coordinating Council, which regularly reviews and updates the Texas State Health Plan, a state-level workforce policy and implementation plan to help Texas achieve an adequately trained and prepared health care workforce. Dr. Silverman's past accomplishments include serving as lead staff to the Coordinating Board's Task Force on Health Professions Education, one of four groups that developed agency's current strategic plan, Closing the Gaps 2015.
Prior to joining the staff of the Coordinating Board in 1993, Dr. Silverman was a Director of Legislative Affairs for the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Silverman holds a PhD in higher education administration from The University of Texas at Austin. She completed her bachelor's degree in political science from Texas Christian University and received her master's degree in political science from Midwestern State University. She is married to Andrew Silverman and they have a daughter, Sloane.