Courtney Ramus

Courtney Ramus provides research support to clients within the healthcare quality measurement and quality improvement space.

With expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods, intervention design, and program evaluation, she assists in the production of key deliverables.

Prior to joining Avalere, Courtney was a research assistant at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she analyzed documents related to the US government’s role in early HIV/AIDS policy and prevention programs to examine historical shifts in the Federal response to HIV/AIDS. She also has experience as a healthcare research and writing specialist at North Highland, where she conducted research in support of client healthcare initiatives.

Courtney has an MPH with a concentration in behavioral science from Emory University and a BA in anthropology from the University of Michigan.

Authored Content

Avalere published an abstract in the online Journal of National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN).

Avalere used a human-centered design approach to adapt a patient-centered tool to help patients prepare to make treatment decisions with their clinicians.

Avalere supports development of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Care Referral Pathway, which aims to coordinate care and optimize referral practices among different clinicians that treat patients with IBD.

In 2018, Avalere partnered with CancerCare and Gabrielle Rocque, an oncologist at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine, to develop the Preparation for Shared Decision Making (PFSDM) tool.

Care pathways can help providers make evidence-based decisions about where to focus care improvement efforts.

Avalere used a human-centered design approach structured around patient preferences to help guide advanced breast cancer patients.