Henry T. Ireys
Henry Ireys is a senior fellow at Mathematica in Washington, DC, and a nationally known expert in health policies affecting adults and children with disabilities.
Ireys has directed evaluations of community-based programs for children with serious emotional disorders and state demonstration programs for adults with varying types of disabilities. His work focuses on improving systems of care for high-risk children and adults.
Ireys' experience includes evaluations of a model program to ensure that adults with serious mental illness leaving state prisons have access to Medicaid to minimize recidivism and improve quality of life, as well as the national Demonstration to Maintain Independence and Employment supported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). He has studied state strategies for monitoring residential facilities for children and adults with mental illnesses and for financing home and community services for children with serious emotional disorders. As court monitor for a federal district court judge overseeing a class action suit in the District of Columbia, Ireys is helping develop effective methods for measuring the delivery of well-child care to Medicaid-enrolled children.
Ireys has served on advisory panels for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, CMS, National Committee for Quality Assurance, and National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. His work has been published in a series of widely read issue briefs and peer-reviewed journals, including Pediatrics, Health Affairs, Psychiatric Services, and Journal of Disability Policy Studies. Before joining Mathematica in 2000, he was associate professor in the School of Public Health and Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Case Western Reserve University.
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- Areas of Expertise
- Key Projects
- Professional Activities
- Using Medicaid data to track and evaluate health reform initiatives
- Access to health services for persons with disabilities
- Advisory panels for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, CMS, National Committee for Quality Assurance, and National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research