I serve as the Executive Director of the North Carolina Integrated Care for Kids (NC InCK) model. NC InCK is a CMS-funded pilot to develop and implement a local integrated service delivery and payment model for Medicaid/CHIP insured children (birth up to age 21). Duke, UNC, and the North Carolina Medicaid agency are partnering to lead this effort with up to $16 million of funding to build capacity and infrastructure. All Medicaid & CHIP insured children in a 5 county area (~100,000 children in Orange, Alamance, Durham, Granville, Vance) are included in the model.
In addition to NC InCK, my research and policy portfolio focuses on healthcare transformation and health-related behavior change, leveraging principles from behavioral economics and employing person-centered research and policy practices. Most of my healthcare transformation projects relate to informing the transition to value-based care. My research is based out of the Department of Pediatrics, the Duke Clinical Research Institute, and the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. I direct health behaviors and needs research in the Duke Children's Health & Discovery Initiative and am the Associate Program Director for the National Clinical Scholars Program at Duke. I am also a faculty member in the Duke Center for Childhood Obesity Research.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time in the outdoors with my husband and two children.