Lauren Mercincavage is a Principal Research Associate with over 15 years of experience in health services research and evaluation. Mercincavage’s work focuses on care coordination and quality improvement initiatives, including the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), shared decision making, medication therapy management, and integration of behavioral health and primary care. She also brings over a decade of experience evaluating the implementation and use of health information technology, including electronic health records, clinical decision support, health information exchange, and telehealth to transform health care delivery.
Mercincavage develops and implements mixed-methods evaluations and applies culturally responsive and equitable approaches. She leads teams in qualitative evaluations, including in-depth interviewing, focus groups, site visits, and document reviews. For example, she directs consumer testing of all new information reported on Doctors and Clinicians profile pages of the Compare tool on Medicare.gov, served as qualitative lead on multiple Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) evaluations, including the Health Care Innovation Awards (HCIA) Shared Decision Making (SDM) portfolio, the Prospective Evaluation of Evidence-Based Wellness Programs, the Evaluation of Beneficiary Engagement and Incentives (BEI) Models. Throughout her evaluation work, Mercincavage led and contributed to the development of provider (e.g., clinician, practice) and beneficiary surveys and coordinated the implementation, analysis, and reporting of national and program-specific surveys.
- MHS, Health Policy, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
- BA, Psychology, Vassar College