An experienced researcher and project manager focused on maternal and child health, behavioral health, and health equity, Olivia Reding supports innovative public health research and delivery system reform efforts.
Olivia has led stakeholder engagement activities, work plan development, and strategic planning to improve and sustain contracts and pursue growth opportunities. She has also developed high-quality, engaging, and informative resources for national dissemination, as well as collected and analyzed quantitative and qualitative data to inform research opportunities and policy recommendations.
Prior to joining HMA, Olivia served as research project manager with IBM, where she supported contracts with a range of federal agencies including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This work primarily centered on providing targeted technical assistance to Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program agencies to improve maternal and child health, behavioral health, payment and care delivery, and data analytic capacity. Prior to her time at IBM, Olivia served as a research assistant at Boston Medical Center, where she contributed to studies focused on improving opioid prescribing practices and reducing injection drug use.
Olivia earned a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University with concentrations in epidemiology and maternal and child health, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and Spanish from Colgate University. She is also a certified Project Management Professional.
Olivia lives in North Carolina with her husband and cats; she loves to run and is a Broadway musical fanatic.