Norma Padrón, PhD, MA, MPH, is a health economist and health services researcher. She is Senior Director of Applied Research and Data Analytics at the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association (AHA). Most recently, she was the founder and Associate Director at the Main Line Health Center for Population Health Research at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, and Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health. Previously, she was a Research Scientist at The New York Academy of Medicine in the Center for Health Innovation, and Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the Population Health Science and Policy Department.

Her research agenda aims to identify methodological strategies in which the use of large clinical and public datasets can be used to improve the design, implementation and evaluation of quality, performance and innovation strategies for health systems. Her focus is to bring together methodologies generally used in social sciences, data science, public health research and systems design to reduce health disparities and improve the effectiveness of health delivery models.

She earned her PhD in Health Economics from Yale University, a Master's in Economics from Duke University and a Master's in Public Health from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.

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