Tricia Higgins

Tricia Collins Higgins

Senior Researcher
Pronouns: she/her/hers
  • Program and policy evaluation
  • Primary care redesign and transformation
  • Public health
  • Health equity and social determinants of health
  • Qualitative methods
Focus Areas
  • Health
  • Delivery System Reforms
  • Population Health
About Tricia

Tricia Collins Higgins has extensive experience applying qualitative methods to public health and health systems research.

Higgins led the development of an After Action Review toolkit for state public health agencies to assess COVID-19 responses and to prepare for future public health emergencies. She has directed several evaluations for health foundations, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Colorado Health Foundation. In addition, Higgins is part of Mathematica’s team evaluating the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation’s Comprehensive Primary Care Plus initiative, a large-scale, multipayer initiative to transform primary care delivery.

Higgins, who joined Mathematica in 2008, holds a Ph.D. in health policy and management from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, and an M.P.H. with a focus in maternal and child health from Boston University School of Public Health. She lives and works in Golden, Colorado.

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