Luis Arzaluz, M.S., is an Associate at Dobson | DaVanzo. Mr. Arzaluz brings on-the-ground experience in health policy research and delivery of social services. Most recently he served as a Graduate Fellow at the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Health Policy Office. During his time on the hill, Mr. Arzaluz performed policy and legislative research in the areas of private health insurance reform, mental health, and healthcare payment and delivery innovation programs. Prior to his work at the Senate, Mr. Arzaluz worked in Health Insurance Marketplace consumer outreach, support, and advocacy in Milwaukee, WI, through a project administered by the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Mr. Arzaluz also spent one year in New York City working for Bronx Health REACH, a national Center for the Elimination of Health Disparities, where he worked on several public health interventions for residents of the South Bronx and researched Medicaid beneficiaries’ access to cardiology care in New York’s teaching hospitals. True to his commitment to social justice and his strong interest in healthcare, Mr. Arzaluz volunteered for a year performing administrative duties at Christ House, an organization providing homeless chronically ill men in our nation’s capital with holistic medical care and addiction recovery services.
During his graduate coursework in Applied Economics, Mr. Arzaluz’s research focused on analyzing over one half million records from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine the impact of health insurance status on quality and access to care for patients suffering from hypertension.
At Dobson DaVanzo, Mr. Arzaluz supports client needs in policy research and data analysis pertaining to Medicare’s Shared Savings Program (MSSP) effectiveness and regulatory landscape. Mr. Arzaluz also works to respond to the research needs of clients regarding Medicare’s End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System. He is currently working on an evaluation of the CMS QIN-QIO’s 11th SoW. This evaluation seeks to determine the impact of a range of public health interventions. In addition, Mr. Arzaluz is engaged in the firm’s internal quality control on deliverables and prospective project proposals.
Mr. Arzaluz holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Economics from the University of South Carolina and Master of Science in Applied Economics from Marquette University, where he was a recipient of the Trinity Fellowship, a distinguished graduate work-study program for young leaders committed to social and economic justice.