Emmanuel Saint-Phard specializes in the qualitative and mixed-methods research and evaluation of programs primarily rooted in health equity. His priority areas within health equity include maternal and child health; behavioral health; social determinants of health; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
In his work with Mathematica, Saint-Phard has supported quality improvement efforts for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services by helping several states improve key behavioral health metrics. He does this by facilitating operations and calls with federal and state Medicaid leads and liaisons from state managed care organizations and behavioral health facilities. In addition, he supports two evaluations for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a qualitative research analyst. For the Transforming Public Health Data Systems project, he supports a lead researcher with the design and implementation of an evaluation plan for three projects focused on modernizing public health data systems with health equity in mind. For the Equity Learning Lab, he will help plan and implement a qualitative evaluation for organizations receiving diversity, equity, and inclusion technical assistance from the learning lab.
Before joining Mathematica, Saint-Phard worked on several qualitative equity-centered projects. With the CDC Foundation, he worked to outline action steps toward incorporating equity into the operations and evaluation work of its Non-Infectious Disease Department by interviewing key actors across the organization, from junior staff to senior leaders. He also participated in the mixed-methods evaluation of an academic success program, Juntos, for Latiné youth, for which he led the qualitative efforts and organized and ran several focus groups with Juntos workshop facilitators. He has experience with survey development and training, having designed 15 culturally competent surveys paired with training guides for data collection in a maternal and child health intervention in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Saint-Phard holds an M.P.H. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in health behavior and a B.S. from the University of Michigan in biopsychology, cognition, and neuroscience.