Dr. Guido Cataife

Guido Cataife (Ph.D., Economics, Washington University in St. Louis) has expertise in health economics, econometrics, and other complementary quantitative techniques. His six-year experience in research and evaluation includes the design of advanced quasi-experimental methods for large health claims datasets, and the dissemination of findings through peer-reviewed papers, media articles, and conference presentations. He has also served in leadership roles for a variety of public policy evaluations.

Dr. Cataife has played a substantive role in the design and implementation of evaluations for domestic healthcare demonstrations for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). In particular, he has held leadership roles on the evaluation and implementation of multiple innovative models mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This includes his roles as quantitative evaluation lead for the evaluation of CMS’ Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) Demonstration and financial domain lead for the implementation of the Comprehensive ESRD Care (CEC) Initiative. As a result of all these experiences, Dr. Cataife has developed content expertise related to the Medicare and Medicaid populations, chronic disease management and prevention, and health care payment and delivery models.

Prior to joining IMPAQ, Dr. Cataife was on the faculty of the Department of Economics in the College of Business of the University of Louisville. He also worked at ICF International in the role of Senior Economist. While at ICF International, Dr. Cataife supported the National Evaluation of Children’s Mental Health Initiative administered by SAMHSA and a study to estimate the comprehensive cost of HIV treatment in multiple African countries, sponsored by CDC.

Featured IMPAQ Publications and Presentations

Cataife, G., Weinberg, D. & Gavin, N. (2013, June). Use of Antipsychotic Medication among Medicaid Children in Eight States. Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Weinberg, D. & Cataife, G. (2016, June). A Unified Approach to Implementation and Evaluation of CMS's Innovative Shared Savings Initiatives. Presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA.

Cataife, G., Hesgrove, B. & Varghese, R. (2018, June). Generalization of the Difference-in-Differences Model for Applied Research. Poster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM), Seattle, WA.