Emily Gillen provides clients with data-driven policy analytics and strategic insights.
She applies her expertise in value-based care and healthcare delivery innovation to support payers, providers, and life sciences companies in understanding complex payment and regulatory issues.
Prior to joining Avalere, Emily was a research economist at RTI International working on evaluations of large Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services demonstrations, such as the Financial Alignment Initiative for dually eligible individuals and the State Innovation Models. She also led implementation of the All Payer Option of the Quality Payment Program, reviewing Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and commercial contracts. Emily also worked at Blue Cross of Blue Shield of North Carolina where she focused on selection and benefit design of Affordable Care Act plans and utilization management for members across the business. Recent experience also includes work at a software-as-a-service company providing a data platform to life science companies.
Emily has a BS from Washington University in St. Louis, a MS in applied economics from the Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD In health policy from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.