Inés Escandón joined OATS as Director of Impact Measurement and Learning in early 2022, where her responsibilities include developing and implementing data systems and tools and furthering organizational learning at OATS.
Inés is a public health program evaluator by training, with vast experience in both qualitative and quantitative studies. She worked internationally for several years, designing and implementing dozens of evaluation and research projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America as Research Technical Advisor at EngenderHealth, a US-based reproductive health organization. She later served as Evaluation Advisor at PHI, considered the leading resource on the US direct-care workforce, conducting policy research and working with home health and nursing home institutions to improve jobs and provide older adults better care under the LEADS Project in Northern New England.
Before joining OATS, Ines managed the Population Health Management unit in the Healthcare Analytics and Data Science Department at 1199National Benefit Fund, a Taft-Hartley fund for the largest health-care workers union in the country, leading her team’s work in analyzing datasets to learn about the relationship between the benefits offered, health care utilization, and health outcomes among Fund members.
Ines holds an MPH from Columbia University School of Public Health (now known as the Mailman School of Public Health) and a BA in Economics from Barnard College.