Joshua R. Polanin is a principal researcher in the Research and Evaluation program at AIR. He has extensive experience in quantitative methodology, and has led or co-led more than 15 peer-reviewed, published meta-analyses. Dr.
Yael Harris is vice president for health research and evaluation at AIR. Drawing on 22 years of experience leading research projects to advance access, quality, payment reform, and other policies to transform health care delivery, Dr.
Alicia Espinoza is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. Her expertise includes coaching teacher leaders, school administrators, and district leaders through the implementation of evidence-based district and school improvement systems, processes, and practices.
Kiersten Strombotne is an economic researcher at AIR, where she specializes in econometrics and health research. Dr. Strombotne leads the analyses for randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental designs on projects in the areas of behavioral health and the social determinants of health.
Michael B. Marks is a senior researcher at AIR with experience in conducting qualitative and case study research, implementation and fidelity studies, analyzing ways to foster authentic consumer engagement, and furthering organizational knowledge translation/dissemination practices. Dr.
Mona Kilany is a health care policy researcher in AIR’s Effective, Efficient, and Patient-Centered Health Care practice area. Her primary research interests in Medicaid policy issues and models of care coordination for low-income people with chronic health conditions. Dr.
Fred Berman is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR.
Xan Young is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. She directs the Youth Violence Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Center, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Wendi Carman is a senior education specialist with over 15 years of international development and education experience. She is project director for education programs at AIR, as well as the primary point of contact for AIR’s YouthPower consortium.