The Research and Cost Trends team, led by Dr. Marian Wrobel, draws on its diverse research expertise to inform, motivate, and support action to achieve the benchmark and the goals of Chapter 224. The team is responsible for producing the HPC’s annual cost trends report and contributes to the annual hearings on cost trends. RCT represents the HPC to the research and analytic community and carries out special research projects as assigned by the Executive Director, including an ongoing effort to advance the use of the All-Payer Claims Database (APCD).

About the Director: RCT

Marian V. Wrobel is the HPC’s Director for Research and Analysis. Dr. Wrobel has worked for more than 15 years in health economics and public policy research, holding positions at MassHealth, Mathematica Policy Research, Harvard University, the Brookings Institution, and Abt Associates. Dr. Wrobel’s technical expertise includes program evaluation, health care quality measurement, and the design of health care payment systems as well as data collection, qualitative analysis, econometrics, and project management.  She holds an M.P.P. and a Ph.D. in Economics, both from Harvard, and a B.A. from Yale.