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Maureen Henry

Research Scientist at the National Committee of Quality Assurance

Maureen Henry


Dr. Maureen Henry is a Research Scientist at NCQA, where she focuses on developing performance measures for vulnerable patient populations, including older adults and seriously ill patients. She served as a Health and Aging Policy Fellow in the office of Senator Mark Warner (D-VA).


Dr. Henry was Executive Director of the Utah Commission on Aging from 2005-2012, where she led drafting and passage of the state’s advance directive law and was involved in policy evaluations of health care workforce, aging workers, financial exploitation and abuse, the Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST), and long-term care policy. In addition, Dr. Henry was also Director of Utah’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) from 2009 to 2012, a systems change initiative designed to improve access to information about long-term services and supports throughout the state.


She has lectured to professionals, students and trainees, and members of the public on topics including measure development and ethical and legal complexities of cognitive impairment and serious illness. She is a Division Associate with the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities and a Visiting Scholar in the Center for Law and Biomedical Innovation, S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.


She was awarded a PhD by the University of Utah College of Nursing Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence and JD by Berkeley Law School, Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley.

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