Alexandra (Rose) Nagele is a research associate at L&M Policy Research. Ms. Nagele contributes to qualitative research informing the development of web tools and outreach and education materials for the federally-facilitated health insurance exchange. She assists with formative research, usability testing, consumer testing, and end-to-end testing of the HealthCare.gov website through in-depth-interviews, focus groups, and small group discussions. Additionally, she contributes to primary data collection and analysis for the evaluation of the Home Health Value Based Purchasing Model, an initiative of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), and the District of Columbia’s 1115 demonstration to improve services for Medicaid beneficiaries with substance use disorder (SUD) and serious mental illness (SMI).
Ms. Nagele’s other work at L&M includes supporting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) during proposed and final rulemaking processes through comment review and assisting CMS with the monitoring and evaluation of active section 1115 demonstrations. She also worked on a project supporting the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) Learning Collaborative.
Prior to joining L&M, Ms. Nagele held a fellowship with the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities to conduct interdisciplinary research on the relationship between environmental, economic, and social change at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. She has also had positions at FactCheck.org, where she contributed to the research, writing, and editing of articles on political claims and misconceptions, and the Fox Chase Cancer Center, where she assisted research on lung cancer.
Ms. Nagele holds a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in Biology with a minor in Creative Writing from the University of Pennsylvania.