Douglas McCarthy, M.B.A., is senior research director for the Commonwealth Fund. He leads a team that has conducted more than 100 case studies of promising practices and innovations in health care delivery. He helped develop the Fund’s Scorecards on State Health System Performance and led their production from 2014 to 2018. His 30-year career has spanned roles in government, corporate, and nonprofit organizations, including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and UnitedHealth Group’s Center for Health Care Policy and Evaluation. He was a public policy fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a leadership fellow of the Denver-based Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership. He serves on the board of Colorado’s Center for Improving Value in Health Care.