David Newman, PhD, JD, Executive Director.
Prior to joining HCCI, Dr. Newman was a Specialist in Health Care Financing at the Congressional Research Service and previously served as a consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Army and Navy, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the US Agency for International Development.
Dr. Newman possesses a PhD in political science from the University of Rochester and a JD from the University of New Hampshire Law School and has held academic appointments at Georgetown University, the National University of Singapore and Lingnan University in Hong Kong.
Rose Anderson, JD, Assistant General Counsel.
Before joining HCCI, Ms. Anderson clerked for the Hon. Terrence J. McGann of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, and practiced guardianship and mental health law, representing clients in several counties throughout the State of Maryland.
In 2012, Ms. Anderson graduated from George Mason University School of Law, where she was active in the George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal, Moot Court Board, Trial Advocacy Association, Virginia Bar Association Pro Bono Society, and the school’s legal writing program. Ms. Anderson received her BA in history, summa cum laude, from Boston University in 2009.
Eric Barrette, PhD, MA, Senior Researcher.
Prior to joining HCCI, Dr. Barrette was an economic consultant supporting expert witnesses’ testimony and consulting on matters regarding hospital and insurer competition, false claims act damages, and pharmaceutical pricing. Dr. Barrette’s research has focused on the diffusion and impact of health information technology and geographic variation in medical resource use and prices.
Dr. Barrette received his MA in Economics from the University of Arizona and a PhD and MS in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration from the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota.
Kristine Burnaska, PhD, MS, Director of Operations.
Prior to joining HCCI, Dr. Burnaska served as a research consultant focusing on quantitative and qualitative research methods and client services in a variety of public and private sectors ranging from education and healthcare to hospitality and transportation. Her most recent research concentrated on evaluating utilization trends for medical/surgical distributors and manufacturers in the healthcare distribution industry.
Dr. Burnaska received her MS and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Applied Research Methods and Statistics.
Amanda Frost, PhD, MA, Senior Researcher.
Dr. Frost is the lead author of the 2012 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report, HCCI's latest annual report on the privately insured. Her research has focused on health care costs, state and local politics and policy, and statistical methods.
Dr. Frost received her PhD and MA in political science from the University of Iowa.
Tamarin Hannon, MBA, Director of Human Resources.
Prior to joining HCCI, Ms. Hannon held human resource leadership positions with companies in the education data management and online/ mobile advertising industries. Earlier in her career, she held positions in database application development and technology project management.
Ms. Hannon received her MBA in Management from the University of Connecticut. She also earned a BA in Communications from The University of Notre Dame.
Veronica Kayne, MA, JD, General Counsel.
Prior to joining HCCI, Ms. Kayne was the vice president of the George Mason Research Foundation and the Director of the Office of Technology Transfer at George Mason University. She previously served as an assistant director of the Federal Trade Commission and had been a partner in two law firms, WilmerHale and Haynes and Boone.
Ms. Kayne earned her JD, cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Villanova Law Review. She received her MA in biology from the University of California at Los Angeles and her BA, also in biology, from the University of Pennsylvania.
Kevin Kennedy, BS, BA, Research Assistant.
Mr. Kennedy received his BS in Economics and BA in International Affairs with a concentration in International Economics from The George Washington University in 2015. His undergraduate research culminated with his senior capstone project examining the short and long term effects of the Summer Olympic Games on the host city.
Patrick J. Shakiba, BA, Research Assistant.
Mr. Shakiba received his BA in Public Health Studies and Entrepreneurship and Management from Johns Hopkins University. His undergraduate research focused on changing individuals' behaviors in order to improve population health outcomes.