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Lindsey Leininger

Mathematica Policy Research
Associate Director, Health Program Improvement

Lindsey Leininger is an expert in Medicaid analytics supporting program design and evaluation. Her work uses data from administrative data systems and population-based surveys to study a variety of policy contexts, including eligibility reform, delivery system reform, risk stratification efforts, and quality measurement. Recent projects include developing, testing, and risk-adjusting quality measures for vulnerable Medicaid beneficiaries, and evaluating the impacts of Affordable Care Act-related Children's Health Insurance Program eligibility changes on children's access to care. She is also a member of the MACBIS analytics project team, designing new analytic tools and products using data from the Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System. She holds a Ph.D. in public policy studies from the University of Chicago.