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

Deputy Director, Value in Health Care

Areas of Expertise
  • Research and Analytics
  • Health Policy Analysis

Erin is deputy director of the Center for Value in Health Care, where she leads projects involving applied research, analytics and advocacy to advance value in health care. 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

Deputy Director, Military and Veterans Health

Areas of Expertise
  • Advanced data analytics
  • Survey science
  • Education and Training

Tara leads a variety of multifaceted quantitative and qualitative research projects that deliver insights and recommendations to leadership of the military and veterans health systems. Much of her work is focused on applied research using data to develop practical and meaningful solutions that drive decisions and policy change. Her team recently deployed a survey to 14,000 veterans in which findings will inform PTSD assessment and treatment in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Tara holds a PhD in public health from the University of South Florida.