Carol Gyurina, M.M.H.S.
Health Policy Associate
Carol Gyurina joined the Center for Health Law and Economics at UMass Medical School in 2013. Her expertise is in managing complex projects, especially those related to health care analytics, and in program model development and implementation. Her background includes developing payment strategies for behavioral health programs, managing the development of new policies and programs, and developing and monitoring contracts. As a Program Associate, she works on a wide range of policy and analytic projects and collaborates with all members of the Center.
Previously, Ms. Gyurina worked as the Deputy Director and the Director of Analytics and Contracting at the Office of Behavioral Health at MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program. She worked closely with analysts and actuaries to develop pricing and contracting strategies for behavioral health care services. Prior to her work at MassHealth, Ms. Gyurina worked as a Senior Project Director at UMass Medical School, where she managed the initial implementation for MassHealth of the Children's Behavioral Health Initiative. She has also worked as a data analyst at various health plans, including the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership and Tufts Health Plan.
Ms. Gyurina holds a master's degree in management of human services from the Heller School at Brandeis University and a bachelor's degree with an individual concentration in religion from the University of Massachusetts.