Our Team

Lantana Retreat 2018

Dan Andersen, PhD, MS, MPH

Dan Andersen, PhD, MS, MPH

Program Director

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Dan Andersen is a gerontologist and epidemiologist with over 10 years of experience working in public health, public policy, and program management. Dr. Andersen spent four of those years working directly for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the Center for Clinical Standards & Quality.

At CMS, Dr. Andersen helped develop clinical quality measures, analyzed regulatory and clinical data, and oversaw activities related to quality rating systems of healthcare providers and the operations of public websites (e.g., Nursing Home Compare). He also supported the creation and publication of data compendia and historical databases for trend analyses.

Since leaving the government, Dan has continued to support CMS in various roles. For instance, he has led and supported CMS contracts for quality measure development, quality reporting, value-based purchasing, and survey research. These areas of Dr. Andersen’s expertise span the continuum of care including post-acute and long-term care, acute care hospitals, clinicians, dialysis facilities, accountable care organizations, and payers including Medicare Advantage organizations.

At Lantana, Dan serves as Program Director and oversees and manages Lantana’s contracts with CMS. Dan also contributes to business development initiatives in identifying opportunities that align with Lantana’s scope of services.

Dr. Andersen earned a doctorate degree in gerontology and master’s degrees in epidemiology and public health. He completed post-doctoral research with the National Study Center for Trauma and Emergency Medical Systems that focused on geriatric trauma, hip fractures, and the geriatric syndrome of frailty.


I can’t live without:


My favorite quote is:

“Love of bustle is not industry – it is only the restlessness of a hunted mind” – Seneca

What was your first job?

Bus boy

Downtime: how do you relax?

Hiking, biking, and reading