Taylor Named Associate Director of Health Research at Mathematica
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 10, 2007)—Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., recently announced the appointment of senior researcher Erin Fries Taylor, a resident of Alexandria, Va., as associate director of health research for the firm's Washington, D.C., office. Her areas of expertise include health care access, Medicaid managed care, Medicare, and uninsured and vulnerable populations. In her new position, she will mentor and supervise junior health researchers.
Taylor joined Mathematica in 2003 after receiving a Ph.D. in public health from the University of Michigan. She is the director and senior researcher for a study looking at the impact of the new Medicaid citizenship documentation requirement in California for the California Endowment and the project director for an evaluation of the Medicaid Value Program: Health Supports for Consumers with Chronic Conditions. She also directed Mathematica staff working with the firm's sister organization, the Center for Studying Health System Change, on the Community Tracking Study, a longitudinal study that tracks changes in the health care systems in 60 communities across the country. Well-published in her field, she has served as a reviewer for Health Services Research and Health Care Financing Review.
“I am pleased to announce this appointment,” said Paul Decker, president of Mathematica. “Erin's extensive background in health research will help us to continue to enhance our services for policymakers and other clients.”
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