PhD Candidate in Health Policy (G2, Methods for Policy Research)
Katherine Ianni graduated from Swarthmore College in 2017 with a BA in economics. Following graduation, she spent three years as a Research Associate for L&M Policy Research, a women- and minority-owned research firm in Washington, DC. At L&M, Katherine worked on healthcare utilization and patient outcome analyses as well as mixed-methods evaluations for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), other U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies, and private organizations. Katherine supported numerous projects while at L&M including analyses of racial and ethnic disparities in skilled nursing facility care for the CMS Office of Minority Health, qualitative research on long-term care hospitals’ (LTCHs) responses to changes in the LTCH prospective payment system for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, and evaluations of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model and the ACO Investment Model for CMMI. Katherine’s research interests include payment reform, racial and ethnic disparities in care, and the effects of alternative payment models on care experiences and health outcomes of underserved populations.