Colleen Staatz

Colleen Staatz

  • Qualitative research methods
  • Behavioral health
  • Policy analysis and program evaluation
Focus Areas
  • Health
  • Population Health
  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Opioids
About Colleen

Colleen Staatz focuses on qualitative research methods and behavioral health research projects, with a particular emphasis on the opioid epidemic.

For the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Staatz leads qualitative data collection and analysis to evaluate the Data Across Sectors for Health program, which supports communities working to improve community health through multisector data sharing. She has also conducted several literature reviews on opioid-related topics for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Her other work at Mathematica has included a rapid-cycle evaluation of the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis grant program for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and an ongoing evaluation of the National Health Emergency Grants to Address the Opioid Crisis for the U.S. Department of Labor. In addition to her research and evaluation work, Staatz also provided technical assistance to states for collecting and reporting the Core Set of Adult Health Care Quality Measures for Medicaid.

Before coming to Mathematica in 2015, Staatz worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She holds an M.P.H. in global health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Key Projects