Courtney Barbera, MPH

Courtney Barbera is a Project Analyst at Discern Health. She currently supports projects focused on improving the quality environment for contraceptive use, adult immunization, as well as across the HIV care continuum.

Prior to joining Discern, Courtney contributed to business development and communications efforts at an international development firm in Washington, D.C.  While working toward her MPH degree, Courtney performed research on the impact of food environments on health behavior in the Philadelphia area. She also has extensive experience in impact evaluation methodology in domestic and global health contexts.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Quality measurement
  • Epidemiology and population health
  • Value-based care
  • Measure evaluation


  • MPH, Global Health – University of Pennsylvania
  • BS, Biology – University of New Hampshire


  • Baltimore, MD

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