Maria de Jesus Diaz-Perez, PhD
Director of Research and Performance Measurement
As Director of Research and Performance Measurement, Maria is responsible for advancing CIVHC’s capabilities for reporting health care performance measures and research collaborations. These activities include engaging relevant stakeholders to use the Colorado All Payers Claims Database (CO APCD) to facilitate producing and disseminating evidence that informs state-level policy and program initiatives. Prior to joining CIVHC, Maria managed data reporting and analysis from Electronic Health Records for a Federally Qualified Health Center System, producing measures to inform operations, clinical quality outcomes, performance improvement, program implementation, and evaluation. Maria has a doctoral degree in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado and a Master in Social Psychology from the National Autonomous University in Mexico City.