Our Professional Staff
Kennan Murray, MPH, Senior Associate at Dobson | DaVanzo, has experience conducting health policy analysis and clinical and health services research. Kennan works on a range of quantitative and qualitative analyses to support both government and private-sector clients. She has served as the day-to-day manager for a number of projects, coordinating workload among analysts and subcontractors and monitoring project budgets.
Since joining Dobson | DaVanzo, Ms. Murray has supported governmental rulemaking, specifically by managing the synthesis and summary of comments from proposed rulemaking. She works routinely with Medicare claims and Medicare cost reports to model and evaluate the financial impact of legislative policy proposals on care providers of different types. For example, she has conducted analyses to support the development of proposed and final rules related to disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments. Some of her recent work has focused on the impact of proposed payment reform for Medicare Part B drugs for hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program. Kennan has also evaluated the impact of Medicaid payment policy on hospital finance for several states, including modeling both Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement to determine the amount of money available under the Medicaid Upper Payment Limit.
Ms. Murray has also worked on and managed retrospective cohort studies using administrative claims data. Recently, she has used Medicare claims data to better understand the economic value of certain types of services, including care for vascular access ESRD patients, as well as orthotic and prosthetic care.
Prior to joining Dobson | DaVanzo, Kennan was a research statistician at RTI International where she was responsible for the quantitative analysis of data collected through clinical trials, public health intervention studies and survey research. Ms. Murray worked extensively on analyses examining the impact of behavioral and clinical interventions on infant morbidity and mortality, as well as on numerous national surveys related to health and education. As a member of the data coordinating center team for several longitudinal research projects, she assisted in the development of survey instruments, drafted project-specific standard operating procedures, and managed all aspects of data collection. Ms. Murray was also responsible for preparing progress and quality control reports for process evaluation.
Ms. Murray earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary and her Master of Public Health degree in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.