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Westat Expands Health Services Research Expertise with 2 New Vice Presidents

July 12, 2021

Westat has expanded its expertise in health services research with the addition of 2 new Vice Presidents, enhancing offerings in health care economics, analytics, payment model implementation and evaluation, along with performance and quality measurement.

Andreea Balan-Cohen, Ph.D., is a health care economist with expertise in data analytics, innovative health care payment models, health policy, and performance measurement. She will lead in the areas of Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) payment model implementation and evaluation along with performance and quality measurement. Prior to joining Westat, Dr. Balan-Cohen was Vice President at IMPAQ Health.

Daniel Weinberg, Ph.D., is a health economist with expertise in health care payment policy, alternative payment models, and delivery systems and financing. Recently, he has led alternative payment model operations, implementation, and monitoring projects for CMS’s Innovation Center. Prior to joining Westat, Dr. Weinberg led business development as a Senior Vice President in IMPAQ’s Health Division.

“Westat continues to evaluate and enhance ways we can meet client needs,” notes Patrick Coleman, Westat’s Vice President and Practice Director for Behavioral Health and Health Policy. “We’re excited to have Andreea and Daniel join our team as we work with clients in researching innovative ways to deliver high-quality, safe patient care at reduced cost.”


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