Ellen Schultz is a senior researcher at AIR. She possesses a broad health services research portfolio built over a decade of experience. She has applied a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods to develop quality measures, and also has in-depth experience in conducting systematic literature reviews, developing conceptual models, and publishing peer-reviewed articles.
Prior to joining AIR, Schultz managed federal research contracts and grants at Stanford’s School of Medicine, including developing quality indicators related to ambulatory care, lung cancer, home- and community-based services, hospital readmissions, and care coordination. She has deep subject matter expertise in care coordination, about which she has presented, consulted, and published widely, including leading development of the Care Coordination Measures Atlas and a related interactive database, tools to help users identify and select care coordination measures appropriate to different measurement needs. She has also served as a member of the National Quality Forum Care Coordination Steering Committee and is collaborating on development of a new measure of coordination. Past research experience includes mass media communication and genetics.