Lizzie Nelson is a research analyst with over 3 years of experience in qualitative data collection and analysis, report writing, and project management and proposal coordination. She currently supports projects with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (USDS FNS), and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Previously, she supported projects for the U.S. Department of Education.
Lizzie contributes to CMS’s Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model and the Study to Determine Minimum Staffing Requirements for Nursing Homes; the latter is part of the Presidential Executive Order on the topic. For USDA FNS, she supports Challenges for SNAP State Agencies in Implementing Corrective Action Plans. She applies project management and data analysis expertise to coordinate site visits and collect, code, and analyze interviews and focus groups.
Lizzie was formerly a projects associate for the Health Finance Institute, contributing to materials on global health economics, including a business plan published with the World Health Organization. Lizzie holds a B.S. in neuroscience with minors in chemistry and leadership studies from Christopher Newport University.