Katie Morrison Lee

Katie Morrison Lee

Senior Researcher
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Katie Morrison Lee is a senior researcher with more than a decade of experience leading qualitative and mixed-methods research to evaluate health programs and policies. Much of her current work focuses on evaluating primary care transformation programs and exploring policy options to support primary care teams.

Since joining Mathematica in 2010, Lee has conducted research on a range of topics, including primary care transformation, public health programs and workforce, eligibility and coverage for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and policies affecting people with disabilities. Lee co-leads the implementation evaluation of the Maryland Primary Care Program, a statewide initiative that provides funding and support to advance primary care delivery. She also holds key roles on a series of qualitative studies for the California Health Care Foundation intended to support and expand the primary care workforce. Her current research on primary care builds on her work conducting qualitative interviews and survey analysis for Mathematica’s evaluation of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus initiative.

Recently, Lee directed a mixed-methods evaluation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Well‑Integrated Screening and Evaluation for WOMen Across the Nation program, which provides cardiovascular disease screenings and services to women who are uninsured or underinsured. As part of this contract, she also oversaw technical assistance and data quality support to funding recipients. In addition, Lee recently led a qualitative study in partnership with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation identifying lessons learned from surging the public health workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lee has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Health Services Research, Healthcare, and the Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research. She holds an M.P.P. from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.

  • Mixed-methods and qualitative research
  • Program evaluation
  • Primary care transformation
  • Health equity
  • Public health
Focus Area Topics
  • Health
  • Delivery System Reforms
  • Population Health
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • COVID-19

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