Andrew Asher

Senior Fellow, Health Policy Division, Mathematica Policy Research

Andrew Asher is a senior fellow at Mathematica with extensive experience in health care management and data analytics—the use of data to help agencies and health care payers strengthen the integrity of their programs, realize cost savings, and improve program outcomes. He is one of the leaders of Mathematica’s data analytics initiative and his expertise includes program integrity, health policy, health program development, big data, and developing strategies to help agencies improve their performance. He is nationally recognized for developing and implementing innovative data-driven approaches to help health care purchasers and insurers reduce fraud and abuse and manage their costs effectively. He rejoined Mathematica in 2013 after serving as vice president and director of government solutions at OptumInsight from 2007 to 2013 and in various leadership roles with the state of Illinois. From 2001 to 2007, he served as the manager of the Fraud Science Team within the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services’ Office of Inspector General, a group whose innovative fraud detection and prevention work was featured in Government Accountability Office and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services best practice reviews. Asher was a health researcher and analyst at Mathematica from 1989 to 1994 and holds a master’s in public policy from the University of Michigan.