- Health disparities and health equity
- Chronic disease prevention and health promotion
- Quality of care
- Technical assistance
- Qualitative research methods
- Population Health
- Quality Measurement
Alaya Martin is an advisory services analyst in the Health Unit whose work focuses on improving population and community health, particularly through providing technical assistance, developing learning systems, and evaluating programs with a health equity lens.
Although Martin has a particular interest in and knowledge of maternal health and mental health, her work at Mathematica so far has included a range of projects related to advancing health equity and improving quality of care for the general population. Currently, she works as an analyst on a project that is conducting a developmental evaluation of a pilot program that seeks to build the capacity of its participants to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in their work. On another project, Martin leads annual update efforts on quality measures reported by eligible clinicians in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. Her roles on other projects include leading reviews of performance indicator data from Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program to identify quality and reporting issues; providing training and technical assistance related to evaluation, continuous quality improvement, and data use capacity to address social determinants of health; and conducting research to develop a theory of change to guide progress toward birth equity goals.
Martin also currently serves a charter member of Mathematica’s Charitable Giving Committee, for which she helps to ensure Mathematica’s charitable donations and giving programs align with its mission and values.
Martin, who joined Mathematica in 2020, obtained an M.P.H. in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in comparative women's studies (with a focus in women's health) from Spelman College.