Manasi A. Tirodkar

Dr. Manasi A. Tirodkar recently joined Discern Health as a Director. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in health services research, quality measurement, and practice transformation in primary and specialty care settings.

Prior to joining Discern, Manasi was a Lead Research Scientist at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for over 10 years. At NCQA, she led measure development projects spanning different disease conditions and populations, including oncology, cardiovascular disease, and geriatrics. She also led evaluation and practice transformation projects and focused on issues of patient engagement in quality improvement.

Areas of Expertise

  • Qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Measure development
  • Practice transformation
  • Oncology quality of care


  • PhD, Medical Anthropology – University of Chicago
  • MS, Health Services Research – Northwestern University


  • Washington, DC

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