Carol Irvin

Mathmatica Policy Research


Carol Irvin's career has focused on assessing policies and programs related to health care access, particularly for vulnerable populations. She has extensive experience evaluating programs that extend coverage or transform health care services for people of all ages and with a wide range of chronic conditions and disabilities. Dr. Irvin currently directs two national evaluations of Medicaid programs. Since 2007 she has directed the national evaluation of the Money Follows the Person demonstration, a Medicaid program that seeks to help states develop and strengthen approaches to transitioning people from institutional to community-based care. She also directs Mathematica's evaluation of four different types of Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration programs: (1) delivery system reform incentive payments, (2) premium assistance, (3) healthy behaviors/value-based purchasing incentives, and (4) managed long-term services and supports.