Liisa Hiatt

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Senior Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


M.S. in public policy, University of Rochester


Liisa Hiatt (she/her) is a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. She has more than a decade of experience managing federal contracts for CMS, ASPE, ONC, NISOH, and AHRQ.  She is currently managing a project on behavioral health surveillance for the CDC as well as one to evaluate the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) for NIOSH.  She is also working on an evaluation of the Million Hearts Model and an analysis of practice expense methodology & data collection, both for CMS.  Past work includes an evaluation of the Federally Qualified Health Centers for CMS, 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) for AHRQ. She also oversaw the development of a system that tracks all federal government contracts and assists with management of several indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity master contracts. 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. Hiatt received her M.S. in public policy from the University of Rochester.

Recent Projects

  • WTCHP Impact Assessment and Strategic Planning for Translational Research
  • Practice Expense Methodology & Data Collection Research and Analysis
  • Monitoring and Surveillance of Behavioral Health During Public Health Emergencies
  • Million Hearts Model Evaluation