Rachel Harrington, PhD
Rachel Harrington
Research Scientist
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Washington, DC, USA
Rachel Harrington is a Research Scientist at the National Committee for Quality Assurance, where she leads a team focused on evolving approaches to health equity in quality measurement. This includes the Equity in HEDIS initiative, and a project to develop an equity-focused quality measurement framework for applications in Medicaid. Rachel also serves as the scientific lead for measures of medication use in older adults and risk-adjusted measures of resource utilization. She represents NCQA on a number of external panels, including the National Quality Forum Risk Adjustment Guidance technical expert panel. Before joining NCQA, Dr. Harrington was a fellow at the University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Health Research and Policy, where her research focused on healthcare quality among complex pediatric populations.  Prior to that, she spent over 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry, including roles in health economics and outcomes research. Dr. Harrington holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.