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.
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.
OTHER FUNDED RESEARCH
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.