Amanda Brodt is a Senior Manager at AcademyHealth working on a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) contract to monitor the progress and synthesize the ongoing learnings among PCORI’s fifty pilot projects, seeking to inform the practice of PCOR and to identify remaining knowledge gaps.
She previously served as the project manager for a multi-million dollar Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Knowledge Transfer and Implementation contract to increase state policymakers’ uptake of health services research. Mrs. Brodt both launched and staffed the Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network from 2005-2011, one of AHRQ’s most successful learning networks to date, comprised of physician leaders from 42 states, and also lead a project to disseminate AHRQ’s Effective Health Care resources to clinicians. She also compiled an environmental scan of state quality initiatives and facilitated the use of AHRQ state quality reports by state policymakers. Prior to joining AcademyHealth in May 2005, Mrs. Brodt worked as a policy specialist at the Institute for Research, Education, and Training in Addictions (IRETA), where she assisted in the preparation for and facilitation of a national policy discussion among substance abuse experts and health economists on the nature of addiction as a chronic disease and its implications for treatment. Mrs. Brodt holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland as well, double majoring in government and economics.