Diane Rittenhouse Joins Mathematica as a Senior Fellow

Mar 31, 2020

Diane Rittenhouse headshotMathematica welcomes Diane Rittenhouse as senior fellow in the Health Unit. Rittenhouse, a family physician, is a nationally known expert at the intersection of social policy and clinical quality. Her work focuses on primary care delivery and policies that affect the primary care workforce and delivery system, including those that impact graduate medical education. Her clinical background in family and community medicine, coupled with her policy expertise in population health and new models of primary care, will enable Mathematica to continue making strong contributions to federal health policy work and expanding its state portfolio. 

Rittenhouse has substantial mixed-methods evaluation experience and has led many studies that have contributed to health care reform discussions. She has spoken before members of Congress, published in renowned journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association and New England Journal of Medicine, and been cited in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.

“We are delighted to welcome Diane to Mathematica,” said Erin Taylor, senior vice president and managing director of Mathematica’s Health Policy Assessment Division. “Her expertise in primary care and extensive knowledge of health care innovation strategies will enable Mathematica to continue to collaborate with state and federal clients to make meaningful progress toward improved health care quality and services.”

Before joining Mathematica in 2020, Rittenhouse served as professor of family medicine and health policy at the University of California, San Francisco, where she mentored medical students, residents, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty in health policy, health care management, and health services research. She also received awards for teaching and developed a curriculum in health systems and policy for the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.

Rittenhouse received her M.D. from the University of California, Davis, and her M.P.H. with an emphasis in health policy and management from the University of California, Berkeley. Before her medical training, she worked for the California Statewide Office of Health Planning and Development and for the deputy assistant secretary for health in Washington, DC.