Kaitlyn Whiton

Kaitlyn Whiton is a public health professional who is interested in transforming healthcare through data analysis and data based decision-making tools. Most recently, she was a policy analyst at The Hilltop Institute where she worked on research and policy analysis related to vulnerable populations, especially in the areas of development disabilities and chronic conditions. Previously, she was the director of scientific affairs at the National Sleep Foundation where she managed various research projects involving consensus panels, symposia, grants, and white papers.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Policy analysis
  • Value-based purchasing
  • Measure development


  • MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Certification in Public Health by National Board of Public Health Examiners
  • BS, Virginia Tech


  • Baltimore, MD

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Discern Health Presents Potential Measures for Catalyst for Payment Reform’s Scorecard for Payment Reform 2.0

Discern recently worked with Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) to develop a list of measures for CPR’s Scorecard for Payment Reform 2.0. CPR has tracked the implementation of payment reform since 2013...
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