Dayna Gallagher

Dayna Gallagher

Research Analyst
  • Qualitative analysis
Focus Areas
  • Health
  • Quality Improvement
About Dayna

Dayna Gallagher is a research analyst who works on issues related to quality measurement, program evaluation and improvement, and policy analysis in Mathematica’s Health Unit.

She supports technical assistance, program evaluation, and qualitative data collection and analysis on several projects, including for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), and Boston Children’s Hospital. For CMS, she coordinates expert workgroups to inform measure selection and the long-term vision for the Child and Adult Core Sets and the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Scorecard. Gallagher also provides technical assistance and monitoring reports for the CMS Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model.

Gallagher’s projects include a multiyear evaluation of Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health, where she provides technical assistance to funded partners, collects and analyzes data, and drafts reports. For ASPE, she has assisted in qualitative interviews, literature and policy reviews, data analysis, stakeholder engagement, and reporting. Her work for ASPE has focused on developing and using a learning agenda approach to evidence-building for federal agencies, reducing barriers to private domestic infant adoption, and examining the impact of COVID-19 on the nursing home workforce.

Before joining Mathematica in January 2019, she worked as a grant writer and institutional fundraiser for U.S. and international nonprofits seeking to improve community health and well-being. Gallagher holds a B.A. in English and anthropology from Oberlin College.

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