Kimberly J. Rask, MD PhD is the chief data officer providing analytic support to Medicare, Medicaid, End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and private health care program partners. Since 2008, she has provided clinical and analytic direction at Alliant for economic evaluations, patient safety initiatives including healthcare associated infections, quality data reporting and community-based interventions. She directs an analytic team that leverages insurance claims, as well as publicly available and self-reported health data to monitor quality improvement initiatives across health care settings such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, and physician practices.
A primary care physician and health economist, Dr. Rask held joint appointments in Medicine and Health Policy at Emory University, where her research and teaching focused on quality improvement and outcomes measurement with a particular focus on rural and underserved populations. She has served on national expert panels for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Quality Forum. She also has been a long-time board member for Project Open Hand which provides healthy home-delivered meals and nutrition education to those in need.
A magna cum laude graduate of Bryn Mawr College, she attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. After completing her residency in Internal Medicine, she was named a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and completed the doctoral program in Health Economics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania along with a Fellowship in General Internal Medicine from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.