Keith Kranker

Keith Kranker

Senior Researcher
Areas of Expertise
  • Quantitative design and analysis
  • Experimental and non-experimental research design
  • Health
  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • Medicare
  • Quality Measurement
About Keith

Keith Kranker focuses on quantitative design and analyses for health care evaluations. He has experience assessing programs and initiatives involving Medicare and Medicaid, maternal and child health, chronic conditions and high-risk patients, quality of care, and health care utilization and costs.

Kranker is leading the design, data collection and analysis, and survey data analysis for an evaluation that is exploring the use of mobile health technology to connect disadvantaged populations to health resources and improve outcomes. For the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, he has a key role in evaluating primary care redesign models to achieve better quality of care, improve population health, and lower costs. He is also studying the effects of home visiting programs to improve maternal and infant health.

Before joining Mathematica, Kranker held positions at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the University of Maryland, and the World Bank Group. Kranker has published in the Journal of Human Resources and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland.

Key Projects
  • Doctor examining baby that mother is holding
    FNS WIC-Medicaid Study II

    We use linked administrative data from WIC, Medicaid, and vital records to analyze associations between (1) WIC participation during pregnancy and birth outcomes, health care use/costs, and maternal behaviors and risk factors; and (2) child WIC participation and health care use and costs.

  • Partnership for Patients

    Mathematica is conducting a formative evaluation and an impacts evaluation of this initiative. The formative evaluation includes assessing and providing feedback on the progress of hospital engagement networks and their participating hospitals, and on the campaign overall, and suggesting ways to improve....

  • HCIA Evaluations: Primary Care Redesign

    Mathematica is evaluating the 14 primary care redesign programs, which operate at different levels (that is, physician practices, hospitals, or health systems). The evaluation team is assessing improvements in the coordination, efficiency, and quality of patient care.