Carrie Hanlon is a project director at NASHP, where she analyzes best practices in health system performance and provides technical assistance to states. She studies state policies designed to improve quality of care, health equity, care coordination, and patient safety, including states’ collection, reporting and use of health care data. Her projects focus on Medicaid, children’s health, racial and ethnic health disparities, and oral health. Prior to joining NASHP in 2007, Carrie was a planning and research associate at the Maine Quality Forum, a division of Maine’s Dirigo Health Agency. There, she helped coordinate statewide quality improvement initiatives. Her previous experience includes work with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and analyses of policies affecting women’s health. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Elmira College, Carrie holds a master’s degree in public policy from the George Washington University.