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Dr. Tia Goss Sawhney (DrPH, FSA, MAAA)
Dr. Tia Goss Sawhney is the owner and managing director of Teus Health. She has a doctorate degree in public health and a master’s in government administration. She is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the Academy of Actuaries. Dr. Sawhney has decades of experience working with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver and communicate executive-level analyses and real-world research studies, often developed from newly acquired or previously unleveraged data. She likes new challenges, people, and places. She gets work done, on-time.
Dr. Sawhney has worked with private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare claims data; provider-owned health system data; various public health and government datasets (MEPS, NHANES, BRFSS, etc.); and various sources of demographics and enrollment data. She has particular expertise with healthcare cost data, risk adjustment, and value-based contracts. She has extensive consulting experience and is the author of numerous trade articles, issue briefs, white papers, and academic journal papers. Dr. Sawhney has helped clients present the unintended impact of policy changes to CMS. She has routinely worked with clinicians and particularly enjoys mentoring and teaching. From 2011-2015 she was responsible for operations, data analytics, and HIPAA for a statewide Medicaid enterprise data warehouse, reporting to the agency director and the governor’s office. She served as a National Quality Forum expert panelist on risk adjustment and socioeconomic status. She is a co-founder and co-instructor of the Claims Data Lab at the New York University (NYU) College of Global Public Health.
Alec Shamsey is the lead Data Analyst at Teus Health. Alec has a bachelor’s degree in Medical Informatics from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and he is working toward a master’s in Data Science from NJIT. His previous academic work was in nursing. Alec has over 8 years of experience within healthcare, clinical, pharmaceutical, and administrative roles, including the management of sensitive HIPAA and other data. He is committed to using his expertise to develop data insights that build a better healthcare system.