Andreea Balan-Cohen

Vice President

Andreea Balan-Cohen, Ph.D., joined Westat in June 2021 as a Vice President for Behavioral Health and Health Policy, with a focus on health care and transformation. She is a nationally recognized health care economist with 14+ years of experience managing and leading complex quantitative health care projects for public and private sector clients. She has extensive expertise in a wide array of data analytics methods and their applications to health care policy and economic analysis. Her research focuses on value-based care, payment reform, health system and health plan financial performance, quality measurement, patient experience, economic valuation, and socioeconomic determinants of health. Dr. Balan-Cohen will lead in the areas of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) model implementation and evaluation along with performance and quality measurement.  

Education

Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University
B.A., Economics (summa cum laude), Harvard University

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