Christie Teigland, Ph.D., vice president of Advanced Analytics at Avalere Health, is an expert in the design and implementation of statistical studies focused on comparative effectiveness, predictive analytics, and performance measure development. Prior to joining Avalere, Dr. Teigland served as senior director of Statistical Research at Inovalon where she managed quality projects awarded by the Commonwealth Fund, National Committee on Quality Assurance, Pharmacy Quality Alliance, URAC, and other national organizations. In 2014–15, she directed a groundbreaking study investigating disparities in outcomes in dual eligible and socioeconomically disadvantaged Medicare beneficiaries. She serves on the National Quality Forum Disparities Standing Committee and newly formed Scientific Methods Panel, as well as on various panels with the Pharmacy Quality Alliance. Before joining Inovalon, Dr. Teigland was director of Research for the Foundation for Long Term Care. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in econometrics from the State University of New York at Albany.