Serene Olin
Serene Olin

Serene Olin


Health Management Associates

Los Angeles, CA

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Su-chin Serene Olin, PhD, is a child clinical psychologist with over 20 years of translational research and leadership experience integrating children, youth, and family engagement in evaluation processes. These include policy and programmatic evaluations nationally, within a large state system, across community-based mental health and other organizations, schools, and primary care safety-net settings.

Dr. Olin has a successful track record of applying research evidence and evaluation results to drive change strategies, programming, and policy. She is a subject matter expert in behavioral health and health equity, implementation science, and the use of quality performance metrics to drive equitable healthcare access and outcomes.

Prior to joining HMA she served as assistant vice president of research and analysis for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). In this role she was a strategic developer and leader of the research and analysis unit to support NCQA’s product development, contracts, and grants. She also directed research and data scientist teams on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and foundation-funded projects.

She has expertise in developing frameworks and roadmaps for improving service delivery, as well as developing and testing practical methods, strategies, and tools to improve the integration of evidence-based care. She led work on several key efforts that were adopted by the state of New York to improve quality of care, including a set of quality indicators for peer-delivered services, targeted strategies to improve state rollouts of EBP trainings, and simulated patient approaches to assess access to care and patient experience.

Dr. Olin also has extensive experience leading teams to mine administrative data, collaborating successfully with community and state partners to coordinate, integrate, and develop analytic datasets in studies. As a trained clinical psychologist, she applies clinical and methodological skills in her work with community and state partners to translate evidence into action.

She earned her Doctor of Philosophy, psychology (clinical), from the University of Southern California and received her Bachelor of Arts in biology and psychology from Grinnell College.