Apoorva Srivastava, M.P.H, is a Research Analyst at Dobson | DaVanzo. Having worked in various areas of heath policy research, public health research, and advocacy, Ms. Srivastava brings a multidisciplinary perspective to her work in health policy and the delivery of social services.
Before joining Dobson | DaVanzo, she worked as an Excellence in School Wellness Award Coordinator for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (NYC DOHMH’s) Center for Health Equity. During this time, Ms. Srivastava worked with community organizations and elementary schools to lead the evaluation of healthy school environments and school policies and practices that promote children’s health and academic achievement. Prior to her work at the NYC DOHMH, Ms. Srivastava conducted research at the City University of New York’s (CUNY’s) Urban Food Policy Institute where she used an intersectoral perspective that linked nutrition and health to sustainable community and workforce development and provided evidence to inform municipal policies that promote equitable access to healthy, affordable food.
Ms. Srivastava also spent a year conducting Health Insurance Marketplace consumer outreach, support, and advocacy in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland, particularly working on eliminating implementation barriers affecting low-income, Hispanic, homeless, asylee and refugee populations. Prior to that, Ms. Srivastava worked as a consultant at The Lewin Group where she conducted evidence-based research to update obesity clinical practice guidelines for the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veteran Affairs, assisted CMS in updating its regulatory guidance to Managed Care plans, and analyzed the effects of California’s waiver to implement aspects of the Affordable Care Act for its policy and legislative personnel.
At Dobson | DaVanzo, Ms. Srivastava is supporting clients by providing analytic support for CMS’s Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) rulemaking activities related to the Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH). She is also providing project management, research, and analytical support on CMS projects that monitor Managed Care Organizations’ and Prescription Drug Plans’ compliance with federal regulations. She is also engaged in the firm’s marketing efforts.
Ms. Srivastava holds a Bachelor's of Arts and Sciences in Medicine and International Health Policy from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s in Public Health Nutrition from CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.