Kelsey Cowen

Kelsey Cowen

Managing Consultant
Name Pronunciation: Kel-sea Cow-in
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Expertise
  • Technical assistance
  • Peer-to-peer learning systems
  • Project management
  • Medicaid managed care policy and administrative data
Focus Areas
  • Health
  • Population Health
  • Delivery System Reforms
  • Medicaid and CHIP
About Kelsey

Kelsey Cowen’s work focuses on engaging stakeholders in data collection and shared learning. She has extensive experience in peer-to-peer learning, technical assistance, project management, and Medicaid managed care policy and administrative data.

Since joining Mathematica in 2017, Cowen has held leadership roles on federal projects for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). She oversees delivery of high quality virtual events for grantees of the Accountable Health Communities Model, which aims to lower care costs and improve quality by identifying and addressing health-related social needs among Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. She also manages a team to collect and validate states’ Medicaid managed care program enrollment and characteristics for CMS’s annual Managed Care Enrollment Report.

Before joining Mathematica, Cowen managed community partnerships for Boston After School & Beyond, an organization that aims to convene Boston-based youth programs to share program measurement data and improve out-of-school learning for K–12 students in Boston. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in physics.