Sonya brings over 15 years of experience in healthcare policy research, with a focus on technical assistance and program evaluation. An experienced project director with expertise in qualitative data collection and collaborative learning techniques, Sonya has led projects in delivery system innovation, quality improvement, and value-based care redesign.
Sonya currently serves as director of the evaluation and monitoring project for the End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program, which explores access, quality, and population health for Medicare beneficiaries on dialysis. She also conducts research and quality assurance for many projects on topics such as Medicare beneficiary communications and caregiving for older adults.
Earlier, Sonya worked at Mathematica as senior researcher and associate director of the Center on Health Care Effectiveness. She has also worked at Kaiser Family Foundation and Avalere Health and as a research fellow with the Joint Economic Committee. Sonya earned her master’s in public policy and master’s in public health from University of California, Berkeley.