David Sloan

David Sloan is a Project Manager at Discern Health. He conducts research and content development for client deliverables. Dave provides qualitative and quantitative analyses of client data sets and develops presentations, reports, and visual analytics. His recent work includes developing and maintaining performance measure dashboards for the Ohio Aging Services Network (OASN). Dave also worked with the Leapfrog Value-Based Purchasing Platform to redesign its hospital dashboards. In addition, he managed the development on quality strategies for multiple pharmaceutical organizations.

Prior to joining Discern Health, Dave worked as a Research Fellow in the office of Congressman David McKinley, WV 1st District, where he analyzed the impact of the Affordable Care Act on West Virginia. He also worked for the National Science Communication Institute where he led a team that analyzed how scientists communicate. Prior to those roles, Dave served as a Postdoctoral fellow at West Virginia University, carrying out intensive research in auditory neuroscience.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Measure gap identification and filling
  • Measure selection
  • Medicare – payment to hospitals
  • Medicare – payment to physicians
  • Performance-based payment models


  • PhD, Neuroscience – University of Virginia
  • BS, Molecular Biology – Brigham Young University


  • Baltimore, MD

Discern Completes Project With Holy Cross Hospital

Discern Health recently completed a project advising Holy Cross Hospital, a community hospital in Maryland with over 400 beds, on how to reduce unplanned 30-day readmissions. Holy Cross Hospital is a ...
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Discern Health and NPC Host Webinar on Strategies to Improve Oncology Measurement

On April 26, Discern Health partnered with the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) to host a webinar discussing the findings of the recently published “Improving Oncology Quality Measurement in Acco...
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