Kristy Gonzalez Morganti

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Health Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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Ph.D. in health policy and administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.P.H. in epidemiology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia


Kristy Gonzalez Morganti is a health policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her areas of research focus include program evaluation, strategic planning, and quality improvement. She has expertise with project management as well as qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods. Morganti currently leads projects for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, and the Emergency Medicine Action Fund. She also co-leads the RAND Health Public Sector and Non-Profit Contract Triage Process.

Prior to joining RAND, Morganti worked at Deloitte Consulting, LLP for approximately three years as a senior consultant specializing in strategy and operations. There she gained significant experience conducting interviews, leading focus groups, and developing and analyzing survey data.

Morganti earned her doctorate in health policy and administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MPH from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Recent Projects

  • Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Health Care Innovation Award Evaluation Design
  • National Health Security Strategy (NHSS): National Health Security Evaluation Project Support
  • Strategic Assessment of an Urban, Lesser Resourced YMCA Branch
  • Demonstrating the Value of Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Room Patient Experience of Care Survey

Selected Publications

Parker A., Shelton SR, Morganti KG, Nelson C., Assessing Relationships between State and Local Public Health Organizations: Evidence from the NACCHO 2008 Profile of Local Health Departments, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 2012

Sontag-Padilla LM, Staplefoote L, Gonzalez Morganti K, Financial Sustainability for Nonprofit Organizations: A Review of the Literature, RAND (RR-121-YMCAP), 2012

Morganti KG, Lovejoy S, Beckjord EB, Haviland AM, Haas AC, Farley, DO., How is Success for Quality Improvement Interventions Measured?Medical Care, 2012

Sorbero ME, Olmsted SS, Morganti KG, Burns RM, Haas AC, Biever K, Improving the Deployment of Army Health Care Professionals: An Evaluation of PROFIS, RAND (TR-1227-A), 2012

Dubowitz T, Morganti KG, Burns RM, Haims MC, Community Engagement as Input to the Design of the Environmental Center at Frick Park and Beyond, RAND (TR-1168), 2011

Matthew W. Lewis, Aimee Bower, Mishaw T. Cuyler, Rick Eden, Ronald E. Harper, Kristy Gonzalez Morganti, Adam C. Resnick, Elizabeth D. Steiner, Rupa S. Valdez, New Equipping Strategies for Combat Support Hospitals, RAND (MG-887-A), 2010