Madelyn J. McDonald, M.P.H., is a research coordinator at L&M. She has expertise in substance abuse research and treatment, behavioral health, health policy, population health, and qualitative research with vulnerable populations. Ms. McDonald has extensive project management experience, having successfully managed numerous multi-year projects spanning government, academia, and private institutions. Her recent work includes supporting a regulation and comment analysis project on physician payment and Medicare Advantage for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a project for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) offering research and analytic support with qualitative research on billing practices of inpatient psychiatric facilities.
Before joining L&M, Ms. McDonald worked as a project manager with the NIH Office of Extramural Research, coordinating a small business needs assessment program designed to assist small businesses in identifying the most effective ways to leverage innovation grant funding. Prior to that, she worked in an academic setting on policy and substance abuse, with a strong focus on qualitative research methods, reducing stigma, and improving access to treatment for individuals in underserved populations.
Ms. McDonald holds an M.P.H. in Public Health and Tropical Medicine from Tulane University, and a B.P.H. in Public Health from the University of Kentucky.