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

Director, Healthy Women and Children

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

Tara leads a portfolio of work in children’s and women’s health, oral health, and nutrition. 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.