Stacey Silverman, PhD, is the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Academic Quality in the Division of Academic Quality and Workforce at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Dr. Silverman provides leadership on statewide policy initiatives related to all aspects of undergraduate and graduate education with a focus on achieving the goals of the state's strategic plan for higher education, 60x30TX. She is responsible for the oversight and administration of several state programs that foster the development of the Texas health professions workforce through the education and training of resident physicians and other needed health care professionals. She provides agency support for increased research efforts. Dr. Silverman has authored several studies on issues related to higher education and coordinates ongoing studies, including graduate education and undergraduate transfer issues. She is often invited to present data and information to the Board and the Legislature.
Dr. Silverman's staff manages and administers more than $100 million in grant programs, including the Graduate Medical Education Expansion, Family Practice Residency Program, Family Practice Rural Rotation Program, Joint Admissions Medical Program, Primary Care Innovation Grants, Statewide Preceptorship Programs, Autism Grant Program, Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Program, Texas Teacher Residency Program, Emergency and Trauma Care Program, Nursing Allied Health Research Program, and Minority Health and Research Program. Dr. Silverman and her staff are responsible for gathering institutional data on restricted research expenditures, which are used to allocate legislative funding support for Texas public universities. She is also responsible for overseeing dissemination of 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 Taskforce on Graduate Health Professions, which developed the initiative to seek funding to expand graduate medical education in Texas. Prior to joining the staff of the Coordinating Board, Dr. Silverman was Director of Legislative Affairs for the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Silverman received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Texas Christian University, a Master's degree in political science from Midwestern State University, and her PhD in higher education administration from The University of Texas at Austin.