Mary E. Reed, DrPH, is a research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, and a founding steering committee member of the CREST emergency medicine research network. Her research interests include health information technology and health care delivery organization and their effects on clinical care, quality, and costs. She examines patient care-seeking and health care experience, particularly in using patient-facing technology and in navigating health insurance benefits. Her research has been funded by the National institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and she serves on the AHRQ Health Information Technology Research (HITR) study section. Her work has been recognized in Best Abstracts of the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting and as an AcademyHealth Notable Article-of-the Year (2014).
She received her DrPH at the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.