Elizabeth Drye

Chief Scientific Officer at NationalQualityForum

Elizabeth Drye, MD, SM is National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Chief Scientific Officer (CSO). Dr. Drye brings an ideal blend of expertise in clinical medicine, measurement science and health policy, and has a proven track record in both the development of quality measures and their use to drive meaningful improvement.

Dr. Drye oversees and provides strategic direction to all of NQF’s measurement science programs, including the endorsement and maintenance process, the Measures Application Partnership (MAP), through which NQF Committees advise the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on measures to be used in CMS programs, and the Core Quality Measures Collaborative (CQMC), a public-private partnership that works to establish national alignment on measures used in value-based payment programs. Dr. Drye also contributes to the development and execution of new strategic initiatives, including those that engage public and private sector stakeholders in advancing the next generation of measures and measure infrastructure required to advance health outcomes and equity.

Dr. Drye comes to NQF from the Yale New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), where she was Senior Director of Quality Measurement Programs as well as a Research Scientist at Yale School of Medicine. At Yale she directed the development of many outcome measures in national use and advised CMS on its transformation to digital quality measures. She also worked with other federal agencies and private health plans to optimize quality and safety measurement.

Before becoming a physician and focusing on quality measurement she worked for eight years in senior governmental public health policy positions in Washington, D.C., where she helped lead and manage regulatory, legislative, and government-wide health initiatives. Her prior policy positions include Chief of Staff of the White House Domestic Policy Council and Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman. Dr. Drye received her MD from Harvard Medical School, her SM in health policy and management from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and her AB in human biology from Stanford University. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Yale New Haven Hospital.


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    February, 2022 - present

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