Patricia Rowan

Patricia Rowan

Principal Researcher
Pronouns she/her/hers

Patricia Rowan is a senior health services researcher with expertise in qualitative research methods, quality measurement and improvement, and long-term services and supports. Her areas of research include quality measurement in Medicaid and Medicare, technical assistance for quality reporting, and qualitative program evaluations.

Rowan recently directed a project for the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) focused on the use of quality rating systems in Medicaid managed care. She is also involved in Mathematica's COVID-19 profile, currently leading 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. Past work related to the public health emergency includes directing Mathematica's review of the impact of COVID-19 in Connecticut's long-term care facilities and contributing to research with the Rockefeller Foundation on COVID-19 testing protocols.

Rowan also has subject matter expertise in the delivery and measurement of 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 has assisted in developing and implementing a quality assurance and performance improvement system for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Transitions to Community Living program.

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

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

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