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.
Bridget Booske Catlin
UW Population Health Institute
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Madison, WI 53726
Phone: (608) 263-1947
Fax: (608) 262-6404