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Ms. Donna Perlmutter

Ms. Perlmutter (M.H.S., Maternal and Child Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health), a Managing Director with IMPAQ International, has over 20 years of experience directing and managing research studies for academic Institutions, federal and state funded projects. Ms. Perlmutter is highly experienced in the areas of project implementation and management, interviewing techniques and quality control measures, data collection methodology, Human Research Protections, Institutional Review Board procedures and protocols, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations and Personal Health Information confidentiality, security and quality control. 

Ms. Perlmutter is Project Director of the Long Term Service and Supports Information and Tracking System contract with FEi Systems, supporting the design and implementation of a continuous quality improvement process and data collection plan for the state of Mississippi Division of Medicaid. She is also the Project Director for the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) funded American Geriatrics Society development and dissemination efforts of the Multimorbidity Guiding Principles Application for smart phones and tablets.  She recently served as the Project Director for a web-based survey implementation for over five thousand teachers, school principals, and district administrators to learn about their experiences with the Literacy Design Collaborative and Math Design Collaborative (LDC/MDC) initiatives funded by the Gates Foundation Scale Up and Sustainability project.  Ms. Perlmutter also has taken lead roles in the implementation of patient satisfaction and experience surveys of recently discharged patients for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) funded Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Model I Initiative and of patients and providers participating the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) Maryland Multi-Payor Patient Centered Medical Home Program (MMPP).  She also led the computer assisted telephone interviewing survey implementation task for multiple waves of data collection for the AHRQ Evaluation of ARRA Comparative Effectiveness Research Dissemination Contractor Efforts. In addition, she has experience in developing standard operating procedures, staff training and oversight.

Prior to joining IMPAQ, Ms. Perlmutter worked for the Epidemiology and Pathology departments of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), overseeing various clinical and epidemiological research protocols in women’s health, occupational health, nutrition, osteoarthritis, smoking and cancer research. While at UMSOM she served as a Research Specialist and Projects Manager for the National Cancer Institute contract Resource for the Collection and Evaluation of Human Tissues and Cells from Donors with an Epidemiology Profile (Maryland Cancer Study), overseeing the daily activities, project development, management, and patient recruitment of lung, prostate, pancreas, liver, and breast cancer patients at multiple Maryland hospitals.