Liisa Hiatt

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Senior Project Associate
Santa Monica Office


M.S. in public policy, University of Rochester


Liisa Hiatt is a senior research associate at the RAND Corporation. She is currently managing a project to develop quality indicators for the Seattle Children's Hospital Center of Excellence for the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), as well as an evaluation of the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) demonstration. Hiatt also oversaw the development of a system that tracks all federal government contracts for RAND Health and assists with management of several indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity master contracts. Her other recent work includes managing a project to recommend quality indicators to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for use in monitoring health care quality in prisons; overseeing the development of a medical record abstraction tool for mental health quality indicators for the Department of Veterans' Affairs; supervising a large medical record collection effort in 12 communities and overseeing the subcontractors involved; and managing a feasibility study of a condition-specific outcomes database. Prior to joining RAND, Hiatt was a political science research assistant at the University of Rochester and a research analyst at the Center for Governmental Research in Rochester, New York. She has also worked as a bilingual elementary school and preschool teacher. Hiatt earned her M.S. in public policy from the University of Rochester.