Alex Hartzman, M.P.A, M.P.H, is a Senior Manager at Dobson | DaVanzo, bringing experience in program development and healthcare policy analysis. Joining in 2016, Hartzman works with a variety of organizations to evaluate the market-, state- and national-level effects of existing and proposed healthcare payment reforms. Primarily, Hartzman collaborates with clients to understand their specific research needs and leads the D|D team of analysts and data scientists to develop and execute rigorous analytic approaches to answering clients’ questions.
Prior to joining Dobson | DaVanzo, Hartzman worked at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute where he helped to build the Improving Healthcare Systems program and to actively manage a $95M portfolio of health services and outcomes research studies. Hartzman also contributed to the development of funding announcements on special topics, of multi-stakeholder working groups and advisory panels, and of the basic technological and data infrastructure of the institute.
Hartzman has also worked as a planner at the Wisconsin Department of Health Service Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program where we assisted coalitions of local health departments and private businesses to improve the readiness of the Madison MSA for biological terror attacks and severe disease outbreaks. Prior to that, Hartzman served as a consumer health advocate for individuals with chronic or life-threatening illnesses experiencing problems with the healthcare system at the Center for Patient Partnerships in Madison, WI.
Hartzman has earned a Master in Public Affairs, a Master in Public Health, and a Bachelor of Science in Astro-physics and Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.