Director of LTSS
Ian Stockwell is director of the long-term services and supports (LTSS) policy and research unit at The Hilltop Institute. He and his team focus on the quantitative analysis of Medicaid, Medicare, MDS, and multiple other data sources. By applying sophisticated analytical methods on these data, the team helps clients build more effective and efficient health care programs.
Prior to his current position, Dr. Stockwell was a senior policy analyst in the LTSS policy and research unit. In that role, he provided policy, analytical, and programming support for multiple state Medicaid initiatives. Before that, Dr. Stockwell was a research analyst for Hilltop's information systems and programming unit, where he provided policy analysis and developed new data retrieval tools to streamline report generation and information dissemination. He also analyzed data and provided policy support for long-term care research studies and maintained Hilltop's Decision Support System. Dr. Stockwell played a leading role in processing and analyzing New Mexico's Medicaid data to support Hilltop's work related to the development of new LTSS programs for the New Mexico Human Services Department.
Dr. Stockwell began his career at Hilltop as a student programmer. In this capacity, he converted tables for the Decision Support System using SAS, SQL Server, and ColdFusion. He also composed and updated multiple SAS programs. His technical skills include: ColdFusion, hardware and software computer diagnostic and repair, network support, HTML, UNIX, Oracle Database, SAS, system analysis, SQL, and XML.
Dr. Stockwell obtained a master’s degree in economic policy analysis, as well as bachelor’s degrees in information systems and financial economics from UMBC. He recently completed his Ph.D. in public policy with a focus on evaluation and analytical methods at UMBC.