Marci L. Eads, PhD
A skilled researcher, Marci has a keen ability to help clients navigate the nuances of health policy and position their organizations for long-term success.
For more than a decade Marci has been a leader in the health policy and program development arenas. She has extensive results-oriented experience in the areas of applied research and evaluation, training, and strategic planning.
Marci is focused on providing clients with immediately useful results and recommendations to help them plan, implement, and improve policies and programs. She has worked with clients on health care reform, integration of care systems – including behavioral and physical health and systems of care for dual eligible clients – and on a variety of public health issues, such as adolescent health, reproductive health, mental health and substance use disorders, and HIV/AIDS. Marci also serves as a project manager for HMA Community Strategies which provides research and consulting for the human and social services sectors.
Prior to joining HMA, Marci was the lead on dozens of policy, program development, research, training, and evaluation projects, including large multi-year federal, state, and foundation-supported projects. For the State of Colorado, she directed multiple Medicaid reform initiatives, as well as the dual eligibles integration effort. She also spearheaded data collection and evaluation efforts for the Division of Behavioral Health, and served as a rates analyst.
In her role as owner of Climb Consulting, which Marci developed and grew over nine years, she conducted research, evaluation, policy, and curriculum development for national and international nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and foundations.
Marci has taught graduate statistics, research methods, and program evaluation for more than 10 years at the University of Colorado, and is a senior fellow with the Buechner Institute for Governance.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University and her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado.