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Katherine Griffith Vedete

Pronouns: She/Her

Senior Research Scientist
Katherine supports federal and state agencies with using research in program development.

Katherine is a senior research scientist with over 15 years of experience managing health policy projects and providing technical assistance to federal and state Medicaid agencies through various modalities including learning collaboratives, one-on-one assistance, webinars, in-person meetings, and public reporting websites. 

Within NORC, she is focused on providing technical assistance to state agencies addressing various topics including quality improvement techniques, finance mechanisms, value-based payments, maternal and child health care, and behavioral health care. Katherine directs the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services’ (CMCS) Medicaid Benefits and Coverage Oversight – Early and Periodic, Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment Benefit Task Order which includes overseeing an environmental scan, state technical assistance, a Report to Congress, and dashboard development. She also supports an CMS Office of Minority Health/CMCS Postpartum Care Quality Equity Assessment by interviewing states about their postpartum care measure data. She also managed the Washington Health Care Authority’s (HCA) Maternal Care Model by providing technical assistance to HCA on design considerations and implications for a maternal episode of care.

Prior to NORC, she was a Senior Advisor within CMCS. In that role, she oversaw the annual release of the Medicaid and CHIP Scorecard, which included identifying and vetting measures, getting stakeholder input, and updating the reporting website. In addition, she managed the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program, which provided technical assistance to Medicaid agencies on topics such as beneficiaries with complex needs, community integrations, substance use disorders, quality measurement, data analytics, and value-based payments and financial simulations. Previously, Katherine was a Senior Manager at AcademyHealth, where she oversaw various state-based learning collaboratives and quality improvement projects.

Project Contributions

Medicaid Maternal Care Model in Washington State

Policy guidance on improving maternal and infant health care


The Washington State Health Care Authority

Support for CDC’s 6|18 Initiative

Engaging state health agencies to adopt 6|18 Initiatives that improve population health


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention