Nathan Coffey

Nathan Coffey is a Project Manager at Discern Health.  Nathan analyzes policy, conducts qualitative and quantitative analyses of health care quality data, and assists quality strategy development. He also oversees Discern’s quality measurement database.

Nathan’s recent work at Discern includes simulating the impact of incomplete patient panel diagnosis on practices, creating presentations examining quality incentive programs, and developing a white paper on parallel and hierarchical risk models.

Nathan initially joined Discern as a Project Analyst where he provided research and data analysis in support of client projects.  Prior to joining Discern Health, Nathan conducted research focused on health care access and public health. His research examined the health information needs of injured persons as well as the relationship between the built environment and physical activity.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Measure gap identification and filling
  • Measure selection
  • Performance measures


  • MPH, Epidemiology – George Mason University
  • BS, Health Science – Radford University

Honors and Awards:

  • 2016 Outstanding Graduate Research Award – George Mason University


  • Baltimore, MD

Health Affairs Blog Post Highlights Discern’s Work on Serious Illness Care

Discern Partner Tom Valuck, Josh Rising of Pew Charitable Trusts, and Janet Corrigan of the Moore Foundation, recently authored a blog post for Health Affairs titled “Building Additional Serious Illne...
Learn More



Contact Us


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...
Learn More