Full Name
Rachel Harrington, PhD
Job Title
Senior Research Scientist, Health Equity
Organization Name
Speaker Bio
Rachel Harrington, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), where she leads organizational efforts to build an evidence base to advance equitable, high quality, health care. This includes methods to promote transparency, incentivize reduction of inequities and develop equitable systems of care. In this role she directs the Equity in HEDIS program and research on novel approaches to measuring health equity, including data considerations and methods to evaluate disparities in quality performance.
Dr, Harrington has also done extensive work in the areas of risk adjusted utilization, appropriate medication use, and patient engagement in research. Before joining NCQA, she was a fellow at the University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Health Research and Policy. Prior to that, she spent over 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry, with roles in regulatory affairs and health economics. Dr. Harrington holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Rachel Harrington, PhD