Henry Ireys

Henry Ireys

Senior Fellow
Areas of Expertise
  • Using Medicaid data to track and evaluate health reform initiatives
  • Access to health services for persons with disabilities
  • Disability
  • Health
  • Transition to Adulthood
  • Health Care
  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • Care Delivery Systems
  • Long-Term Services and Supports
About Henry

Henry Ireys is a nationally known expert in health policies affecting adults and children with disabilities. He has directed evaluations of community-based programs for children with serious emotional disorders and state demonstration programs for adults with varying types of disabilities.

Ireys' work focuses on improving systems of care for high-risk children and adults. Ireys' experience includes evaluations of a model program to ensure that adults with serious mental illness leaving state prisons have access to Medicaid to minimize recidivism and improve quality of life, as well as the national Demonstration to Maintain Independence and Employment for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). He has studied state strategies for monitoring residential facilities for children and adults with mental illnesses and for financing home and community services for children with serious emotional disorders. As court monitor for a federal district court judge overseeing a class action suit in the District of Columbia, Ireys is helping develop effective methods for measuring the delivery of well-child care to Medicaid-enrolled children.

Ireys, who has served on advisory panels for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, CMS, National Committee for Quality Assurance, and National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, has published in Pediatrics, Health Affairs, Psychiatric Services, and the Journal of Disability Policy Studies. Before joining Mathematica in 2000, he was associate professor in the School of Public Health and Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Case Western Reserve University.

Key Projects
  • HCIA Evaluations: Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse

    Mathematica is evaluating the impacts of projects being implemented by the 10 HCIA awardees focused on mental health and substance abuse services. These awardee demonstrations address a wide array of interventions and target different subgroups within this broad priority population.

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