Nancy Garrett, PhD

Director, Analytics Center of Excellence, Hennepin County Medical Center

Nancy Garrett, PhD is currently director of the Analytics Center of Excellence at Hennepin County Medical Center, a safety net care system. In this role she is building a centralized analytics function, including population health management in Hennepin Health, an innovative accountable care organization (ACO) that encompasses social and dental services in addition to medical care. 

Previously, she led an analytics team and consulted on complex methodological issues to support population health management for Medicare and commercial shared savings contracts at a Pioneer ACO. 

She also has an extensive payer background, and is co-author of the chapter “Data Analysis and Provider Profiling in Health Plans” in the best-selling textbook Essentials of Managed Care (2013). 

In 2013, Nancy was appointed to the National Quality Forum Cost and Resource Use Steering Committee where she participates in the consensus process for measure endorsement. She has served on the Board of Minnesota Community Measurement where she was instrumental in implementing its first cost measure. Nancy has a PhD in population statistics from the University of Illinois.