Carrie Graham, Ph.D, MGS, is a health policy researcher with a doctorate in Medical Sociology and a master's degree in Gerontological Studies. She is a Professor at the UCSF Institute for Health and Aging and holds a joint faculty appointment at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She has been the principal investigator of several studies examining the experiences and choices of seniors and people with disabilities who are transitioning to managed care delivery systems and programs that integrate Medi-Cal, Medicare, and long-term services and supports. As well as evaluating innovative programs to promote aging in community. In 2018/2019 she was a Health and Aging Policy Fellow working on Medicare policy in the US House of Representatives, Ways and Means Committee. She is currently a Senior Policy Consultant to Governor Newsom’s administration helping to develop California’s Master Plan for Aging.
Dr. Graham has been working in the field of health policy, gerontology and evaluation research for 20 years. She specializes in using a participatory evaluation approach that incorporates the perspectives of consumers and stakeholders in all phases of evaluation, from the evaluation design through the interpretation of results. She conducts research with hard to reach populations including frail seniors, people with disabilities, people with chronic illnesses and people with no or limited English proficiency. To answer complex policy questions, she often uses mixed-methods, incorporating both qualitative data from interviews or focus groups as well as quantitative survey data.