Kristin Andrews Lemos

Kristin Lemos

Senior Researcher

Kristin Lemos has more than 18 years of experience conducting research, evaluations, 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 related to the Medicaid & CHIP Performance Indicators (PI) data. Lemos also supports the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) in its efforts to unwind from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency by developing criteria for flagging anomalous patterns in Medicaid and CHIP coverage loss and health insurance coverage transitions during the unwinding period. Her other recent work has included leading two large-scale, multi-year Medicaid research and evaluation efforts. Lemos recently led a team that produced two reports to Congress focused on the Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation benefit. These reports leveraged T-MSIS data to yield insights about Medicaid enrollees’ use of the benefit and included a set of policy recommendations. Under contract with the CMS Innovation Center, Lemos 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 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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