Molly B. Doyle

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Policy Analyst
Washington Office


M.P.H. in health care policy and mgmt, Drexel University; B.A. in Spanish, University of Vermont; B.A. in anthropology, University of Vermont;


Madeline (Molly) Doyle is a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. She is trained in health policy research methods with experience managing in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Doyle's research largely focuses on topics pertaining to health policies, such as examining health care systems and delivery mechanisms, evaluating health reform policies, understanding health outcomes for vulnerable populations, and identifying factors that influence quality and access to care. Doyle has research experience managing large and complex projects and using mixed methods approaches for conducting research and analysis.  Prior to joining RAND, Doyle worked at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) serving as an insurance specialist in Medicare coverage policy, assisting with oversight of state Medicaid programs, and providing consumer assistance with the Health Insurance Marketplace and ACA implementation. Doyle also worked as a public health advocate and clinical assistant in a rural health clinic in Guatemala, educating patients and their families on healthy behaviors and providing direct patient care. Doyle holds a Master's degree in public health from Drexel University's School of Public Health, with a concentration in health management and policy. 

Recent Projects

  • Implementation of the CAHPS for ACOs Survey for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Next Generation Model, and the CAHPS Survey for the Merit based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
  • Evaluation of the Return to Work Fund in California's Workers' Compensation System
  • Access to Medical Treatment for Injured Workers

Selected Publications

Doyle, M., Quigley, D., Wynn, B., Physician Reporting Requirements for Injured Workers in California, A Review of Reporting Processes and Payment Policies, RAND Corporation (RR-1406-DIR), 2017

Horvitz-Lennon, M., Breslau, J., Scharf, D., Doyle, M., Nanda, N., Kusche, D., Timbie, J., and Kotzeas, V., Case Study: Early Assessment of the Mental Health Block Grant Set-Aside Program for Addressing First Episode Psychosis and other Early Serious Mental Illness, (RB-), 2015