Victoria Shier, PhD, MPA, is a Research Scientist at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. Dr. Shier leads the quantitative analysis of the comparative effectiveness of a PCORI-funded study to compare two non-pharmacological approaches for dementia care in nursing homes. Dr. Shier is currently the Principal Investigator for an NIA-funded study to examine the effect of Medicare Advantage on healthcare use and outcomes among beneficiaries with dementia. In prior work to standardize assessments across post-acute care settings to meet the requirements of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014, Dr. Shier co-lead the development of assessments within two clinical domains, participated in Technical Expert Panels, and contributed to analysis of results from testing, including authoring two manuscripts focused on cognitive assessment of patients. Dr. Shier received her PhD in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.