Melissa Riba is CHRT’s Research Practice Lead. In this role, she manages CHRT’s survey portfolio, which includes three statewide surveys: Cover Michigan, a consumer survey conducted since 2009; The Michigan Physician Survey, conducted since 2012; and the Michigan Hospital Survey, new in 2016. She also manages CHRT’s program evaluation work. She is CHRT’s content lead for work on improving resource stewardship and appropriateness of health care delivery, working in partnership with health service researchers on implementing and evaluating interventions to improve healthcare practice.
Melissa previously was a senior consultant for evaluation and survey research in the Health and Human Services Policy Division at Public Sector Consultants, Inc. In this role, Melissa designed and conducted research that evaluated federal and state funded programs related to expanding access to care for the uninsured, children’s mental health, special education, and the use of substance abuse services among the Medicaid population in mid- and southern Michigan. Melissa holds a Masters in Sociology with an emphasis on medical sociology and research methods from Michigan State University.