Margaret Edder Johnson, M.B.A., is a Director at L&M Policy Research, LLC. She has over 20 years of experience in federal and state health care policy, research, and health care management. Her expertise includes qualitative policy and program research, primary data collection through key informant and in-depth cognitive interviews with health care providers, payers, consumers, and employers, and moderating consumer and provider focus group discussions. She is also experienced in advanced qualitative data analysis and reporting findings using qualitative methods, project management, providing rapid cycle feedback, designing action-oriented tools and materials, and providing technical assistance. Ms. Johnson’s core areas of interest include working with health care organizations and policy makers on programs to advance health equity; evaluating the impact to cost, quality and patient experience of new and innovative health programs and demonstrations; and strategies to improve the uptake of quality measures, particularly for vulnerable patient populations.
Before joining L&M, she held senior operations and management positions in a national infusion/specialty pharmacy company (Coram, Inc.); just prior to that, she spent several years in health policy research at Barents Group, LLC, focusing primarily on the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medicare. Ms. Johnson holds an M.B.A. in health administration from the University of Colorado and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Washington.