PhD Candidate in Health Policy (G6, Methods for Policy Research)
Matt Brault holds a BA in Sociology from the George Washington University and an MPP from Georgetown University, where he focused on health policy. After college, he began working at the US Census Bureau, eventually becoming the primary subject matter expert for disability data in the Health and Disability Statistics Branch. In this capacity, he authored reports including Americans with Disabilities: 2010, a source for estimates about the characteristics of people with disabilities. His evaluation of the American Community Survey disability questions was used to justify their selection as the ACA Section 4302 standard for collecting information about disability in all Department of Health and Human Services sponsored surveys. He is active in the American Statistical Association, currently serving as Chair for the Committee on Statistics and Disability. His research at Harvard has been validating and assessing reporting in and response to the Medicare CAHPS using linkages to CMS administrative databases. Matt’s work at Harvard has been supported by an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality training grant (2014-2016).