Addiction & Overdose

Lauren Niles

Bloomberg Fellow

Lauren is a Senior Research Associate at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), where she works on the development of quality measures and standards related to behavioral health, substance use and dependence (SUD), and pain management and opioid therapy.  Lauren’s recent work has included developing a suite of measures that address depression care; re-evaluation of two measures that assess initiation and engagement in treatment for SUD; and the development of measures to assess high-risk opioid prescribing practices. 

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve health care quality.  NCQA develops quality standards and performance measures for a broad range of health care entities, including health plans, providers, and medical groups.

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