Patricia Rowan

Patricia Rowan

Principal Researcher
Pronouns she/her/hers

Patricia Rowan is a principal health services researcher with expertise in home and community-based services (HCBS), long-term services and supports, qualitative research methods, and quality measurement. Her areas of research include methods of improving access to and the quality of HCBS, quality measurement in Medicaid, technical assistance for quality reporting, and qualitative program evaluations.

Rowan currently directs a portfolio of projects for the state of California to conduct a statewide HCBS gap analysis both within and outside of the Medicaid program. These projects will identify gaps in access to HCBS across California and develop a multi-year road map for improving access to high-quality HCBS for older adults and individuals with disabilities in California. Rowan is also experienced in delivering and measuring high-quality long-term services and supports for Medicaid beneficiaries. She currently leads a team providing technical assistance and analytics for Medicaid health homes and helped develop and implement a quality assurance and performance improvement system for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Transitions to Community Living program. She also led an examination of nursing facility discharges during the public health emergency as part of the national evaluation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Money Follows the Person Demonstration.

Before joining Mathematica in 2019, Rowan spent eight years at Abt Associates. She holds an M.P.P. from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.

  • Long-term services and supports
  • Home and community-based services
  • Quality measurement and public reporting
  • Qualitative research methods
Focus Area Topics
  • Health
  • Long-Term Services and Supports
  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • Medicare
  • Quality Improvement

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