As principal for Health Law & Policy solutions, Katharine London directs complex projects for government agency clients. Her work includes analyzing health care quality and cost data for various healthcare insurers and provider types, developing payment methodologies, collecting and compiling complex data, and presenting results in consumer-friendly formats. London is currently leading an effort to establish specialized behavioral health services for justice-involved Massachusetts Medicaid members with severe mental health and addiction needs, with the goals of saving lives, increasing engagement in treatment, and reducing recidivism.
Before joining Commonwealth Medicine, London served as executive director of the Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Council. In this role, she directed staff, policy development, and operations toward establishing and achieving statewide goals for improving health care quality, containing health care costs, and reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care in Massachusetts. Previously, London held roles as director of health policy at the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office and as director of the Office of Special Policy Initiatives at the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy.
London earned a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics with biology from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, and a Master of Science degree in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health.