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Profile: Niall Brennan, CMS’ Chief Data Officer and Director for Enterprise Data, Analytics

Niall Brennan
Niall Brennan

Niall Brennan serves as chief data officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and as director of the agency’s enterprise data and analytics office.

In this role, he leads data gathering and dissemination efforts across the agency as well as programs aimed at helping the agency leverage data to address U.S. healthcare delivery and cost issues.

He also supervises the publication of CMS research and analysis reports and works to ensure that external healthcare researchers have access to the agency’s public data sets.

Brennan also held positions at the Brookings Institution, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Congressional Budget Office, Urban Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He graduated from University College Dublin in Ireland and holds a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University.

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