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. She has experience developing cost-effectiveness models for gene therapy in hemophilia A and for a novel cancer screening tool; conducting multiple claims analyses; and supporting US product launches. Prior to joining Analysis Group, Dr. Cook was a health care policy researcher at Acumen LLC, where she directed federal contracts with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement components of the Affordable Care Act and support the Medicare program. She supported CMS rulemaking, authored reports to Congress, developed quality-of-care metrics, facilitated audits of Medicare Advantage plans, and assisted state Medicaid agencies, while gaining a deep understanding of Medicare and Medicaid eligibility requirements, benefit design, and reimbursement structure.
Healthcare resource utilization and costs associated with postpartum depression among commercially insured households
Current Medical Research and Opinion, 2020
Journal of Medical Economics, 2020
Law360, September 9, 2016