Applied Research and Analytics

Our research goes beyond describing a problem—it’s the foundation on which we build solutions to advance health. Altarum’s insights are designed for practical application and achieving measurable results.

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Erin Butto

Erin Butto  - MPH

Senior Director, Applied Research and Analytics

Areas of Expertise
  • Research and Analytics
  • Health Policy Analysis

Erin leads a portfolio of programs focusing on health economic and policy analysis, Military and Veterans Health, and Survey Science. She has 20 years of combined experience in research and health policy, with specific expertise in communicating the impact and cost-effectiveness of clinical and community interventions. Erin holds a master's degree in public health with a focus on health behavior and health promotion from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Tara Fowler

Tara Fowler  - PhD, MPH, CPH

Vice President, Population Health

Areas of Expertise
  • Applied Research and Analytics
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Qualitative Research

Tara Fowler leads Altarum's population health work, including in the areas of community health, applied research and analytics, and delivery systems transformation. She has led a variety of multifaceted quantitative and qualitative research projects that deliver insights to leaders of government health agencies, from the Defense Health Agency to the Health Resources and Services Administration. Her recent work includes an evaluation of a HRSA-funded program implemented in 16 states to improve oral health of low-income pregnant women and infants. Tara holds a PhD in public health from the University of South Florida.