Ph.D., economics, Northwestern University; A.B., mathematics, Harvard University
Summary of Experience
Dr. Cook uses economic theories, health care data, and statistical models to support health care policy decisions. She works on cost-effectiveness models, forecasting models, budget impact models, treatment comparisons, burden-of-illness analyses, chart reviews, literature reviews, global value dossiers, and commercial assessments in a range of therapeutic areas. Dr. Cook's areas of expertise include measuring the clinical quality of health care providers, evaluating the impacts of health care innovations on utilization and health outcomes, comparing the clinical and cost effectiveness of treatment alternatives, and developing economic models of health interventions to guide decision making. Current projects involve developing a cost-effectiveness model of a rare disease for a global value dossier and conducting multiple claims analyses. Dr. Cook also advises clients regarding utility and efficacy inputs that are suitable for cost-effectiveness models submitted to NICE, and develops evidence generation plans to support these needs. Prior to joining Analysis Group, Dr. Cook was a health care policy researcher at Acumen LLC, where she directed multiple federal contracts with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement components of the Affordable Care Act. She supported CMS rule-making, authored multiple reports to Congress, and assisted state Medicaid agencies, while developing a deep understanding of Medicare and Medicaid eligibility requirements, benefit design, and reimbursement structure.
October 31, 2018