Mei-Chia Fong, Ph.D., is a senior researcher at L&M Policy Research with eight years of post-doctorate applied research experience. Her expertise includes population and social demography; survey research; social psychology; medical sociology; health systems and services; health disparities and equity; policy analysis; and evaluation research.
Dr. Fong’s recent work focuses on evaluating the effectiveness and impact of public health initiatives and programs on healthcare organizations, care workforce, and population health to help inform policy planning, support the workforce, and develop and implement culturally appropriate care services. At L&M, Dr. Fong currently assists with the evaluation of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model implemented by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation; the accessibility and utilization patterns of quality pharmacy networks and prescription drugs among Medicare Advantage Part D beneficiaries; and survey studies that investigate health-related consumer choices and social marketing messaging.
Dr. Fong specializes in study design and research methodology, statistical modeling, and complex survey analysis. She is skilled in big data analytics and qualitative data analysis. Prior to joining L&M, Dr. Fong was an evaluation scientist at the VNS Health, where she completed a large-scale evaluation study that examined the impact of New York State’s Workforce Investment Organization training intervention on selected value-based payment measures among a homebound Medicaid long-term care plan member population.
Dr. Fong holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She also completed a National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University.