Laura Blue

Laura Blue

Principal Researcher

Laura Blue’s research interests are in primary and preventive care, population health, impact evaluation design, and quality-of-care measurement.

Blue currently works on the impact evaluation of Comprehensive Primary Care Plus, a multipayer initiative to transform primary care delivery and payment; and Million Hearts, an initiative to assess and ultimately reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke among Medicare beneficiaries. Blue has previously worked as a task lead to test new quality measures under the contract titled Electronic Clinical Quality Measures and Development for Eligible Professionals. That work involved planning mixed-methods testing, including interviewing clinicians and patients about measurement concepts, and partnering with physician practices to obtain electronic health record data to calculate and assess the statistical properties of draft measures.

Before coming to Mathematica in 2013, Blue worked as a journalist, including four years spent as a staff reporter for TIME Magazine’s international editions. She has a Ph.D. in demography from Princeton University.

  • Program evaluation
  • Clinical quality measurement
  • Demography
Focus Area Topics
  • Health
  • Delivery System Reforms
  • Disability
  • Statistics and Measurements
  • Population Health
  • Human Services

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