Sarah Dalton

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Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


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


Sarah Dalton is a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. She focuses 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 works in the AHRQ-funded RAND Center of Excellence on Health System Performance and on two CMS-funded projects: one to develop a patient-reported depression measure for use in primary care and one to develop patient-reported measures of palliative care experience. 
Dalton received her M.A. in gerontology from the University of Southern California.