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Marsha Gold, ScD

Senior Fellow
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
1100 First Street NE, 12th FL
Washington, DC 20002-4221
Phone: 202/484-4227
E-mail: mgold@mathematica-mpr.com

Marsha Gold, ScD, is a senior fellow at Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., in Washington, DC. She is a nationally known expert on health care delivery and financing, especially in managed care and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Her expertise covers trends in the organization and financing of medical care and its implications for access to care.

Current studies include the Medicare Advantage Monitoring Program, which has been tracking the use of private plans in Medicare, the Global Assessment of HITECH for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and several studies that aim to monitor emerging models (for example, accountable care) and support policymakers (for example, the Medicaid Access and Payment Commission).

Dr. Gold has focused on synthesizing and translating data to better support health policy development. Her work has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Agency for Health Care Quality and Research, the Commonwealth Fund, the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and others.

Dr. Gold publishes widely in peer-reviewed journals, sits on a number of expert and technical panels, and serves as an expert resource for policymakers, other researchers, and the media. She is on the editorial board of national journals, including Health Affairs and Health Services Research, and she has served on the board of directors of AcademyHealth. Before joining Mathematica in 1992, she was director of research and analysis for the Group Health Association of America. She has a ScD degree in health services/evaluation research from Harvard University, School of Public Health.

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