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Our Experts: Committed to Evidence and Equity

AIR’s expertise is unrivaled in the industry and our staff is committed to ethical decision-making, collaboration, inclusion, and innovation.

 

Expert Spotlight

Melissa Hafner | Principal Researcher

For a recent study on dually-eligible individuals—patients who receive both Medicaid and Medicare benefits—Melissa Hafner and her team wanted to connect directly with patients. The interviews that resulted were "illuminating, humbling, inspiring, and sometimes even funny." In our newest Meet the Expert profile, she discusses those findings, how American healthcare is evolving, and her personal journey to this line of work.

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Our Leadership

Senior Leadership

AIR is led by a team of recognized experts in their fields. They are deeply committed to our mission and are driven to build and sustain a diverse and inclusive organization, where people can do their best work and have the biggest impact.

Board of Directors

The AIR Board of Directors includes internationally recognized leaders in the areas of behavioral science and academia, government, healthcare, and business. They collaborate with AIR leadership to guide our mission-focused work.

Principal Researcher/Psychometrician
Vice President and Program Area Lead
Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
Vice President
Senior Director
Vice President
Principal Researcher
Vice President and Institute Fellow
Institute Fellow
Principal Researcher
Senior Director
Senior Director, Technology Solutions
AIR Vice President and Director, CALDER
Managing Director
Senior TA Consultant
Principal Researcher
Institute Fellow
Institute Fellow
Institute Fellow
Institute Fellow
Managing Researcher
Senior Vice President, Human Services Division
Principal Researcher
Institute Fellow
Managing Researcher
Principal Researcher
Vice President, IMPAQ Advanced Analytics Division
Managing Researcher
Principal Researcher
Principal Researcher
Managing Researcher
Managing Researcher
Institute Fellow
Vice President
Vice President
Managing TA Consultant
Vice President
Director, Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions (AIR CARES)
Managing Researcher
Principal Researcher

Our Work

To meet society's most pressing challenges, we bring together expertise across a variety of fields, including education, economics, statistics, public health, child welfare, software design, international development, policy, mental health, and the workforce.