Kelly Devers

​Kelly J. Devers, Ph.D., is a Senior Fellow in the Health Care department at NORC at the University of Chicago.

Devers is a widely recognized expert in health services and policy research with particular expertise in alternative payment models, delivery system reforms, and their impacts on access, cost, and quality. She has conducted evaluations of bundled and episode-based payment initiatives and published on topics such as accountable care organizations, medical homes, health information technology, care coordination, and quality improvement. Devers is also a nationally recognized expert in mixed methods and qualitative research and evaluation, including a new method called qualitative comparative analysis (QCA).

Before joining NORC, Devers was a Vice President at the Lewin Group, a Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute, and an Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Additionally, Devers has held positions with the Center for Studying Health System Change, and the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services.

Devers’ work has been widely published in major journals of health services research and policy. Devers has edited a book and special journal issue, and actively serves as a peer reviewer for federal agencies, foundations and journal editorial boards. Additionally, Devers speaks and presents at events nationwide, and in 2008–09, she advised the Obama Administration’s transition team.

Devers is currently a Professional Lecturer at George Washington University, School of Public Health. She served on the Methods Council for AcademyHealth as Vice-Chair from 2012 – 2014, then as Chair from 2014-2017. She continues to serve as an Editorial Board Member for Health Services Research.