Natalie Chong

Natalie Chong

Health Services Researcher


MA, Social Policy, Brandeis University
BA, Economics and Health: Science, Society, and Policy, Brandeis University


Natalie Chong is a health and disability policy researcher at RTI with experience in quantitative research and working with Medicare claims, nationally representative surveys, and patient assessment data. She is involved in implementing and monitoring payment policies for the Primary Care First model, a demonstration project from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Her prior work at RTI includes analysis on trajectories of disability among older adults, assessing overlaps between CMMI alternative payment models, and developing quality measures for Medicare’s hospice and post-acute care quality reporting programs.

In addition to her role at RTI, Natalie conducts research on Medicaid home and community-based services for the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, focusing on person-reported quality and outcomes.

She joined RTI in 2015 and is currently a doctoral candidate at Brandeis University where her dissertation research focuses on family caregiving among older adults using the National Health and Aging Trends Study and the National Study of Caregivers.

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