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MaryAnn Mood
Senior Policy Analyst


MaryAnn Mood is a senior policy analyst at The Hilltop Institute, where she provides policy support for various projects, including Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) waiver projects and nursing facility level of care determinations. 

Prior to joining Hilltop, Ms. Mood gained experience as a residential specialist at Mental Health Management Agency, as a consultant for Open Minds, data manager at Westat, research associate at UMBC, and targeted case manager for Frederick County Department of Social Services. Her statistical research accomplishments include developing a needs assessment instrument and analyzing results, preparing methodological sections for strategic planning purposes, writing and consulting on survey instruments for government research agencies, supervising data coding staff, and compiling and analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data. Some of Ms. Mood’s many human services and mental health accomplishments include reviewing client records for quality assurance, coordinating inter-agency efforts to care for homeless adults with mental illness and formerly incarcerated adults, and providing summary statistics of populations served for federal and state funding agencies. Ms. Mood also has several years of teaching experience, including courses at UMBC. The courses she taught included Methodology of Social Research, Analysis of Sociological Data, Sociology of Mental Health and Illness, Sociology of Education, Social Problem, Sociology of Education, Basic Concepts in Sociology. 

Ms. Mood earned her MA in applied sociology and her BA in sociology (with a concentration in public policy) from UMBC.