Maureen is a senior researcher at AIR with more than 10 years of experience in health services and communication research. She is particularly interested in work related to engaging consumers and families in healthcare, understanding how consumers and clinicians interpret evidence-based medicine, and reducing health disparities.
An experienced qualitative researcher with training in public deliberation, Maureen led numerous aspects of the AHRQ Community Forum Deliberative Methods Demonstration, which examined ways to obtain informed public input about the role of medical evidence in care decisions.
She currently is working with AHRQ’s John M. Eisenberg Center to test educational materials to assist in engaging patients, caregivers, and clinicians in evidence-based decision-making. An experienced plain-language writer, Maureen has a number of peer-reviewed publications, technical reports, and professional presentations to her credit. Before earning an M.P.H. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Maureen served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa.