Bridget Booske Catlin, PhD, MHSA
Program Director for Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH)
Bridget is a Senior Scientist and directs the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) group at the Population
Health Institute. She is the Director of the County
Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, funded by the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation.
Bridget joined the Institute in 2005 to direct the "Making
Wisconsin the Healthiest State" project, a research and translation effort funded by the Wisconsin Partnership
Program, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Prior to joining the Institute, she worked at the
Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis (CHSRA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 15 years. During that
time she led numerous research projects funded by federal and state government, addressing consumer decision making,
consumer information, consumer satisfaction, performance measurement, quality improvement, and health insurance and
costs. Under contract to the Department of Health Services, she researched consumer needs for information and then
developed, tested, and implemented the Wisconsin Consumer
Guide to Health Care. Her work in consumer choice of health plans and treatment was funded by the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Department of
Defense. Bridget also served as Principal Investigator for two five-year CAHPS® projects for CMS: the Medicare
Fee-for-Service and Medicare Disenrollment Reasons Surveys.
Before joining CHSRA, Bridget worked in several administrative positions in a variety of health care settings in
Massachusetts, Michigan, and Washington, DC; including a physician group practice, a federally qualified health center,
major academic medical centers, and a health insurance company. Bridget received a Doctorate degree in Industrial
Engineering with a focus on Decision Science and Health Systems from UW -Madison. In addition, she has a Masters in
Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a B.A. in Economics and
Geography from Clark University in Worcester, MA. She grew up in England and moved to the U.S. at the age of 17.
She became a U.S. citizen in 1996.
Athens JK, Catlin BB, Remington PL, Gangnon RE.
Using Empirical Bayes Methods to Rank Counties on Population Health Measures. Prev Chronic Dis 2013;10:130028.
Remington PL, Booske BC. Measuring the Health
of Communities - How and Why? Journal of Public Health Policy and Practice 2011; 17,5: 397–400.
Robert SA, Booske BC. US Opinions on Health Determinants and Social Policy as Health Policy. American Journal
Public Health 2011;101:1655–1663
Booske BC, Robert SA. Awareness of Racial and
Socioeconomic Health Disparities in the United States: The National Opinion Survey on Health and Health Disparities,
2008-2009. Preventing Chronic Disease 2011; 8(4): A73.
Kindig DA, Peppard PE, Booske BC. How healthy could a state be? Public Health Reports 2010;125(2):160-167.
Kindig DA, Booske BC, Remington PL. Mobilizing Action
Toward Community Health (MATCH): metrics, incentives, and partnerships for population health. Preventing Chronic
Booske BC, Rohan AM, Kindig DA, Remington PL. Grading
the 50 states on health and health disparities. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2010;7(1).
Rigby E, Soss J, Booske BC, Rohan AM, and Robert SA. Public responses to health disparities: How group cues influence
support for government intervention. Social Science Quarterly 90(5):1321-1340 , 2009.
Remington PL, Moberg DP, Booske BC, Ceraso M, Friedsam D, Kindig DA. Dissemination research: the University of
Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Wisconsin Medical Journal 108(5): 236-239, 255; 2009.
Rohan AMK, Booske BC, Remington PL. Using the Wisconsin County Health Rankings to catalyze community health
improvement. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2009; 15(1): 24-32.
Kindig DA, Asada Y, Booske BC. A population health framework for setting national and state health goals.
Robert SA, Booske BC, Rigby E, Kempf AM. Public views on determinants of health, interventions to improve health,
and priorities for government. Wisconsin Medical Journal 107(3):124-103, 2008.
Boeke MC, Zahner SJ, Booske BC, Remington PL. Local health department funding: trends over time and relationship to
health outcomes Wisconsin Medical Journal, 107(1): 25-32, 2008.
Vila PM, Booske BC, Wegner MV, Remington PL. Preventable causes of death in Wisconsin, 2004. Wisconsin Medical
Journal, 106(7): 373-379, 2007.
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