I have over a decade of experience at RTI International conducting health economics and health policy research for federal and state agencies.  Below is a description of my recent projects.


  • SUD Demonstration Task Leader, Federal Meta Analysis Support. Designing and conducting evaluations and meta-analyses of selected types of Medicaid section 1115 demonstrations.

  • Lead Analyst, State Innovation Models (SIM). A multi-site, mixed methods evaluation of novel approaches that move states toward value-based and alternative payment models for health care service delivery, including integrated behavioral health and patient-centered medical homes.


  • Principal Investigator, Effects of Advanced Premium Tax Credits and Cost-Sharing Reductions on Health Care Utilization and Expenditures (R03HS026531-01). This project will investigate the effects of the Patient Protection and ACA’s premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions on health care utilization and expenditures using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


  • Co-Investigator, SAT2HIV2, NIDA. This Type 3 hybrid trial will test the impact of using pay-for-performance to improve implementation outcomes and client outcomes beyond the implementation strategy found to be most effective as part of the first SAT2HIV Project.

  • Economic Evaluation Lead, SAT2HIV, NIDA. This Effectiveness-Implementation Hybrid Trial simultaneously tests the effectiveness of a brief intervention for substance use within community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations, as well as the incremental effectiveness and cost- effectiveness of an organizational-level implementation strategy.

  • Analyst/Project Manager, The Work, Family and Health Network. The goal of the network was to design and evaluate an intervention that reduces health consequences and work-family conflict related to workplace policies and practices. As the Data and Methods Coordinating Center, RTI implemented a randomized trial in two industries; collected detailed formative and process evaluation data to understand the context and moderating variables related to study outcomes; collected longitudinal survey and health measures from more than 6,000 employees, managers, and employee family members participating in the study; and collected cost data to support an economic evaluation. 


  • Project DirectorPregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) Pilot Evaluation. A multi-site, mixed methods evaluation of the residential and outpatient grant programs serving PPW with opioid use disorder.

  • Associate Project Director, Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Cross-Site Evaluation. A comprehensive evaluation of the effects of system-wide SBIRT implementation and related health information technology initiatives on patient outcomes, provider practices, costs, program sustainability.


  • Quantitative Lead, Patient Centered Assessment and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Study (PCAST) [PCORI]. A study examining the benefits and challenges resulting from California's system-wide implementation of ASAM criteria.

  • Behavioral Health Lead, Analyses of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy and Data [ASPE]. This project is providing analysis and technical assistance of varying scope and duration to ASPE's Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy in support of its planning, policy research, and evaluation activities.