Carrie M. Farmer

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Senior Policy Researcher; Associate Research Department Director, Behavioral and Policy Sciences Department
Pittsburgh Office


Ph.D. in health policy, Harvard University; B.A. in psychobiology, Wellesley College

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Carrie Farmer is a senior policy researcher and associate director for the Behavioral and Policy Sciences Department. Her areas of interest include military and veteran health and health care, health care quality measurement, and mental health policy. Her current and previous work involves evaluations of large federally funded public health and mental health programs, analyses of mental health care quality in a variety of populations, and development of metrics to assess the quality and effectiveness of health services and programs. She holds a Ph.D. in health policy from Harvard University.

Recent Projects

  • Evaluation of the well-being of veterans and service members in Massachusetts
  • Congressionally-mandated independent assessment of the Veterans Health Administration
  • Treatment of mild traumatic brain injury in the Military Health System
  • Quality of mental health and substance abuse care
  • Evaluation of public health and mental health programs