Chief Data Strategy Officer
Ms. Valerie Barton, MA, recently joined PCRF as Chief Data Strategy Officer. During her nearly 15 years as a consultant, she assisted clients by bringing data-informed approaches to their health policy development and business strategies. Ms. Barton worked cross-functionally to build research and data practices from the ground up at both Manatt Health LLP and Avalere Health LLC. Under her leadership, her teams conducted quantitative analytics and economic modeling with observational data for pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotech and medical device firms, provider organizations, and foundations. Ms. Barton has focused on analysis of the Medicare program, payment and delivery innovation, and social determinants of health using Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial claims and publicly-available survey and community-level administrative data sources.
In the public sector, Ms. Barton was a health policy analyst with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. There, she wrote federal Medicare regulations governing post-acute care and hospital outpatient payment systems. Ms. Barton began her career as a federal budget analyst with the Congressional Budget Office, where she modeled the impacts of legislative changes on veterans’ health and military personnel programs.
Ms. Barton serves as a Senior Advisor to FasterCures and on the board of directors for Micah House, a supportive residence in Washington DC for women recovering from substance use disorders.
M.A. in Economics, The Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Art in Economics and East Asian Studies, University of Pittsburgh