Brett Fried is a Senior Research Fellow at SHADAC. Mr. Fried has worked as a lead researcher/economist for 20 years and in health services research for over 11 years.
Mr. Fried provides technical expertise and analysis on researching, developing and implementing states health care policy options, particularly with regards to designing and implementing quantitative models.
Mr. Fried designs evaluation strategies, develops work plans, writes code, builds models, and runs analyses on a range of topics, such as eligibility for coverage expansions under the ACA and evaluations of Medicaid churn over time and between states. He has extensive experience with federal and state surveys including the American Community Survey (ACS) and the Survey of Income and Program Participation. He currently is the project director for SHADAC’s work on the RWJF-funded State Health Compare and Culture of Health updates project. This role involves developing and monitoring 50 different health care and culture of health indicators from 15 different data sources.
Prior to joining SHADAC, Brett was the lead Minnesota Department of Health analyst for all aspects of the Minnesota Health Access Survey, from sampling and form design to weighting and producing results. He also worked with state databases using SQL and was the lead analyst in charge of developing the state’s health economics program web tool. In addition he was the lead economist with the State of Alaska Tax Division for forecasting non-oil and corporate tax revenues as well as developing the State’s economic and revenue model. He holds a master’s degree in Economics from Oregon State University and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Vermont.
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.