Kristin Andrews Lemos

Kristin Lemos

Senior Researcher

Kristin Lemos has more than 17 years of experience conducting research, evaluation, and technical assistance primarily focused on the populations insured by Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Lemos currently leads a team that supports the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Division of Data and Business Analytics with data quality, technical assistance, and analytics for the Medicaid and CHIP Performance Indicators data. Lemos also leads a team that is producing two reports to Congress that include data analysis and policy recommendations related to the Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation benefit. Under contract with the CMS Innovation Center, Lemos recently led impact evaluations of two Health Care Innovation Awards Round 2 awardees’ interventions focused on improving outcomes for Medicaid-insured children with medical complexity and increasing receipt of oral health care in the primary care setting, respectively. Her other recent work includes leading a team that leveraged the Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) data to produce a series of chartbooks presenting national and state-level statistics on the characteristics and healthcare service use of Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries and a series of issue briefs on topics relevant to CMS, MAX data users, and other stakeholders.

Her work been published in the International Journal for Quality in Healthcare and presented at the annual AcademyHealth conference. Lemos holds a Master of Public Health degree in health policy from Emory University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dartmouth College.

  • Medicaid and CHIP policy
  • Medicaid administrative data
  • Research methods and data analytics
  • Impact evaluation methods
  • Data quality and technical assistance
Focus Area Topics
  • Health
  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • Population Health

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