Alyssa Crawford is passionate about using research, collaboration, and policy to promote equity and improve population health. Her work focuses on health care quality, public health, cross-sector solutions, and program improvement. She currently directs Mathematica’s domestic health philanthropy portfolio, bringing innovative solutions to foundations and other non-profit partners.
Crawford is adept at synthesizing evidence to design and deliver support for various audiences (including foundations, federal and state government agencies, health care delivery systems, and community organizations, and professional associations) as they explore, create, or reform policies and programs to better meet the needs of individuals and communities. Crawford has led or contributed to a variety of qualitative and quantitative research, landscape analysis, literature review, and peer-to-peer learning projects. An experienced facilitator, she engages and collaborates with diverse groups of interested and affected parties to vision, co-design, and improve research, policy, and practice. Crawford has led mixed-methods research focused on public health and care coordination; facilitated webinars, analyzed data, and developed written products to support collaborative learning among multisector coalitions and accountable care organizations; developed and tested clinical quality measures using data from electronic health records, registries, and Medicare claims; and gathered input from experts on topics pertaining to state and local safety net programs, health system data needs, and other urgent policy issues.
Crawford, who joined Mathematica in 2011, holds an M.S.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is certified in public health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.