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- Web based methodological multimode surveys
- Questionnaire design and secondary data analysis
- Health care access, quality, and services for the underserved
- Collecting data from proxy respondents
- Use of incentives to minimize non-response
- Care Delivery Systems
- Health Information Technology and Analytics
Kirsten Barrett has methodological expertise in web and multimode surveys, questionnaire design, instrument testing, proxy utilizations, and secondary data analysis. Her experience includes health care access and quality, patient safety, health information technology, and services for the underserved, including those with disabilities.
Barrett directs surveys for studies related to health and disability and leads instrument design on one of Mathematica’s largest disability-related projects, the National Beneficiary Survey. She is also the survey director for the Partnership for Patients National Evaluation and deputy survey director for the Children’s Health Insurance Plan 10-State Evaluation. She directs Mathematica’s Evaluation of the Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing Incentive Programs. She has also served as survey director on studies related to residential treatment for youth with emotional disturbances, health information technology, and the supply and demand for clinicians treating people with HIV/AIDS.
Barrett reviews manuscripts for the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, Women’s Health Issues, and Health Policy. Her work has been published in Women’s Health Issues, Accountability in Research, the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy, and the American Journal of Health Promotion. She presents regularly at the American Association of Public Opinion Research annual conferences and holds a Ph.D. in education from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Informing Sustainable Disability Policy: The National Beneficiary Survey
The National Beneficiary Survey (NBS), sponsored by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, collects data on the employment-related activities of working-age Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries....