Sarah Dalton

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Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office

Education

M.A. in gerontology, University of Southern California; B.S. in psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Overview

Sarah Dalton is a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. Her interests center on measuring and improving health care quality in the United States. Previously, Dalton managed the Development and Maintenance of Post-Acute Care Cross-Setting Standardized Patient Assessment Data project, a CMS-contracted RAND project to identify and develop standardized patient assessment items for post-acute care instruments to meet the requirements of the IMPACT Act of 2014. Currently, she supports the AHRQ-funded RAND Center of Excellence on Health System Performance and manages several projects with the shared aim of improving patient care. Dalton received her M.A. in gerontology with a concentration in the biology of aging from the University of Southern California and her B.S. in psychology and neuroscience from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Recent Projects

  • Protecting the Mental and Physical Well‐Being of Frontline Healthcare Workers During COVID‐19 or “COVER-HCW”
  • Early Detection of Cognitive Decline Project
  • RAND Center of Excellence on Health System Performance
  • MACRA Palliative Care Patient Experience Measure Development
  • Development and Maintenance of Post-Acute Care Cross-Setting Standardized Assessment Data to Implement the IMPACT Act of 2014

Publications