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Alison Evans Cuellar, PhD (Vice Chair)

Appointed to the CPSTF: 2018
Appointed Vice Chair: 2019

Task Force Member Alison Evans Cuellar, PhDAlison Evans Cuellar, PhD is a full professor in health administration and policy at George Mason University, the director of reesearch in the university's Population Health Center, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her recent policy research has focused on wellness programs, health system integration, video telehealth, the Virginia Dual-Eligible Financial Alignment Demonstration, and improving cardiac care in small Virginia primary care practices. She also has worked for many years on the intersection of behavioral health, criminal justice and Medicaid policy examining both adult and youth populations. This work has examined behavioral health interventions in the juvenile justice systems; peer recovery specialist services, Medicaid policies and their impact on justice-involved youth and youth with behavioral health problems; and local and state health care services for incarcerated youth and adults returning to the community. She also was an investigator on a pediatric health needs assessment in Washington, D.C. with a special focus on vulnerable and minority populations. Her track record includes numerous successful and collaborative projects on federal, state, local, and private interventions to which she brings her expertise in payer innovations, associated data, and methods.

In addition, Dr. Cuellar recently served on the National Academy of Medicine’s Study Committee on Community Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States. She also served on the National Quality Forum, Measure Applications Partnership Dual Eligible Beneficiaries Workgroup. She is an associate editor of the Southern Economic Journal, serves on the editorial board of Medical Care Research and Review, is co-editor for the Economic Grand Rounds column in Psychiatric Services and has served on the scientific committee of the American Society of Health Economists and the Academy Health annual meetings. She has demonstrated a track record of successful and collaborative research on private, state, and local interventions and policy.