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Sarah Shaffer

Data Engineer

Ms. Shaffer has a strong background in healthcare data engineering and analytics, which she has acquired over a decade of experience working in various health data roles. Her specific expertise includes healthcare claims and enrollment data, value-based care measurement, hospital discharge datasets, healthcare workforce analyses, and population health reports. Ms. Shaffer is also proficient in various analytical tools such as SQL, SAS, Tableau, and PowerBI, which she uses to derive insights and solutions for clients. At Freedman Healthcare, Ms. Shaffer leads analytic efforts for the Delaware Office of Value-Based Health Care Delivery, where she develops interactive dashboards and implements an ETL process to support the Office’s goals of tracking primary care spending, price growth, and adoption of alternative payment models. Ms. Shaffer has supported Massachusetts in examining the relationships between primary care spending, quality performance, patient experience, and total medical expenditure and developed user-friendly dashboards for the Rhode Island Healthcare Workforce initiative. Prior to her role at FHC, Ms. Shaffer served as an Epidemiologist at the Tennessee Department of Health, where she led a grant-funded project involving data linkage and analysis for the PRAMS (Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System). Ms. Shaffer holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Tennessee, with a minor in statistics.