Posted on August 20, 2018 by Daven Ralston -
Shannon is a skilled researcher and analyst in the field of health policy with more than 12 years of experience in mixed-methods analysis. She has co-authored more than a dozen published analytic briefs, reports, and interactives. At Westat Insight, she focuses on health policy contracts and supports numerous quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research and analysis teams. Shannon brings particular expertise in presenting analyses, policy implications, and action items in clear, understandable formats to diverse audiences.
Shannon is the quantitative task lead for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) evaluation of the End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program, a task lead for CMS’s Integrated Care for Kids, and a task lead for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support Act evaluations. She has also supported projects for the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, the National Center for Education Statistics, the National Science Foundation, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Shannon recently led a task order focused on the development and visualization of a health research topic matrix for PCORI and an ACL study on the impact of programs funded by the Older Americans Act on social determinants of health.
Earlier, Shannon was a policy analyst at the Kaiser Family Foundation, where she studied Medicare payment and delivery system reform, end-of-life issues, and demographics and characteristics of the Medicare population. She also worked for the federal government as a human networks analyst, where she provided mixed-methods analysis and recommendations to customers across global combatant commands. Shannon earned her M.P.P. at The George Washington University and her B.A. in political science and French from the University at Buffalo, SUNY, with a certificate in French studies from the University of Franche-Comté in Besançon, France.