Claire Wilson is a project director and business development leader with more than two decades of experience conducting research related to health services and food and nutrition. During her 17 years at Insight and Westat Insight, she has designed and implemented large-scale research studies for federal agencies, such as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS). She offers expertise in program evaluation, mixed-methods research, and data collection modalities, with a particular focus on traditional and emerging qualitative methods.
In her role as project director, Claire develops a technical approach and workplan, manages project workstreams, schedules and tracks expenditures, maintains communication with clients and partners, and reports on project work and results. She currently directs the Puerto Rico Food Security study for USDA FNS. This 5-year contract includes a representative survey of Puerto Rico households, in-depth interviews with participants and nonparticipants of the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program, and development of a concept map of Puerto Rico’s food system to help identify policies and knowledge gaps that may influence the delivery and effectiveness of the Nutrition Assistance Program. She also serves as the subcontract lead on the Evaluation of the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program for HRSA. As a corporate leader, Claire conducts surveillance and targets business opportunities, contributes to bid decisions, and leads proposal response teams.
Earlier, Claire worked as a survey researcher for Mathematica Policy Research. She earned her Ph.D. in applied social psychology from George Washington University.