Alissa Kapke

Research Scientist

Ms. Kapke provides support for the Health Policy and Practice Program area of Arbor Research. Presently she is the managing analyst on the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) project, which provides validation of final performance scores and payment reductions for over 5,000 Medicare-certified dialysis facilities in the United States, help desk support during the score preview period, and analytic support for the ESRD QIP Final Rule, published yearly in the Federal Register. Ms. Kapke received an MS in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan in 1996. She is also a managing analyst for the U.S. Renal Data Systems project. She previously served as a senior analyst on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ESRD Quality Measure Development and Maintenance contract. Prior to joining Arbor Research in 2010, Ms. Kapke was a biostatistician at Henry Ford Hospital for ten years where she was funded on several National Institutes of Health grants in areas of cancer, stroke, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and Parkinson’s disease research. She also was a consulting statistician to physicians and residents at Henry Ford Hospital and served as a statistician on the hospital’s Institutional Review Board from 2007-2009. Ms. Kapke has co-authored several papers accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to many abstracts presented at major scientific meetings.