Kaitlyn Whiton

Kaitlyn Whiton is a Director at Discern Health. She has a broad range of public health and policy knowledge, as well as extensive project management and data analytics experience. Kaitlyn helps clients understand the quality landscape specific to their therapeutic interest areas and identifies strategies for them to succeed in the evolving value-based care environment. Her recent work at Discern includes quantitatively assessing the performance of existing quality measures and examining the feasibility of potential new measures.

Prior to joining Discern, Kaitlyn was a policy analyst at the Hilltop Institute, where she conducted research related to vulnerable populations. She also managed the public policy and research programs at the National Sleep Foundation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Data manipulation and analytics
  • Measure gap and opportunity identification
  • Measure development


  • MHS – Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • BS – Virginia Tech

Honors & Awards

  • Discern Partnership Recognition Award (2019)


  • Baltimore, MD

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