Andrea Bankoski, a policy analyst at The Hilltop Institute, conducts quantitative and qualitative analysis on Maryland's Medicaid program and other health care delivery systems.
Prior to joining Hilltop, Ms. Bankoski was with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) for six years. As director of the virtual data unit, she managed a data unit of more than 100 members; led workgroups to improve data quality, accessibility, interpretation, methods, and policies; facilitated monthly meetings and trainings; analyzed state databases; developed reports for DHMH and the Governor's Office; and served as database administrator for statewide hospital discharge files. Before that position at DHMH, Ms. Bankoski was an epidemiologist for the Maryland Asthma Control Program. She also has many years of research in various capacities, including research contractor for the the Health and Medicine Division (HMD) of the National Academies, previously the Institute of Medicine (IOM); graduate research associate for the Department of Global and Community Health at George Mason University; H1N1 outreach contractor for Arlington County Public Health Services; and biomedical research contractor for the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health.
Ms. Bankoski has an MPH in epidemiology and a graduate certificate in biostatistics from George Mason University. She graduated magna cum laude with a BA in psychology from Pennsylvania State University.