Carrie Graham, PhD

Address Postal

3333 California Street, Rm 340T
UCSF Box 0646
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States

Carrie Graham, Ph.D, MGS, is a health policy researcher with a doctorate in Medical Sociology and a master's degree in Gerontological Studies. She is an Associate Adjunct Professor at the UCSF Institute for Health and Aging and holds a joint faculty appointment at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She is the principal investigator of several studies examining the experiences and choices of seniors and people with disabilities who are transitioning to managed care delivery systems and programs that integrate Medi-Cal, Medicare, and long-term services and supports. She is currently leading a multi-campus evaluation of California’s dual financial alignment demonstration, the Coordinated Care Initiative. She also evaluates consumer-directed organizations that work to promote aging in community, called Villages.

Dr. Graham has been working in the field of health policy, gerontology and evaluation research for 20 years. She specializes in using a participatory evaluation approach that incorporates the perspectives of consumers and stakeholders in all phases of evaluation, from the evaluation design through the interpretation of results. She conducts research with hard to reach populations including frail seniors, people with disabilities, people with chronic illnesses and people with no or limited English proficiency. To answer complex policy questions, she often uses mixed-methods, incorporating both qualitative data from interviews or focus groups as well as quantitative survey data.
Bachelors in Sociology and African Studies, 1992 - Sociology, University of California, San Diego
Disabled Persons
Community Networks
Independent Living
Managed Care Programs