Sarah Hoyt, M.P.H., is a Senior Manager of Health Systems Improvement at AcademyHealth, where her work focuses on health systems transformation and health care innovation to promote equity and improve health outcomes. Sarah is an experienced heath policy professional with expertise related to disability policy, integrated care, health care quality and performance measurement, as well as Medicare and Medicaid policy. Her specific research interests lie in facilitating learning health systems and quality improvement to better serve historically marginalized and underserved populations. Sarah currently works on projects with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) related to patient-centered clinical decision support innovation and facilitating learning communities for primary care practice improvement, and with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) related to enhancing systems of care for children with medical complexity.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sarah earned her M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to joining AcademyHealth, Sarah served as a Research Scientist in the Health Care Research group at NORC at the University of Chicago, where her work focused on implementation and monitoring of large-scale care integration initiatives, as well as analytics, dissemination, and user support for the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey. She previously completed a graduate internship at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Sarah additionally has over five years of experience working in Medicaid behavioral health, focusing on home and community-based services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.