Sean Gregory, PhD – MMHPI – Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Sean Gregory, PhD

Senior Fellow, Strategic Partnerships

Sean Gregory, MBA, MS, PhD, serves as Senior Fellow of Strategic Partnerships, advising on strategy, policy, data and analytics for behavioral health in states throughout the US. This includes partnerships with payors (commercial and government), MBHOs, large behavioral health provider systems and academic medical centers. In addition, Sean partners with current Institute programs and projects to assist or guide health economics and outcomes research and provides commercialization expertise where applicable on the Institute projects or investments. Sean is also a member of the faculty in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Prior to joining the Institute, Sean led health economics & market access at Cognito Therapeutics, focused on development of the health economics and payer strategies to advance commercial readiness and day-one coverage across key payer types and strategic geographies for the firm’s breakthrough device therapeutic. He served as Senior Vice President, analytics & insights at Magellan Health, a division of Centene Corporation, where he led the advanced Analytics and Insights group across the Magellan enterprise. Prior to joining Magellan, he spent 10 years in academic medicine as a tenured professor and health services researcher in psychiatry, pediatrics, and health policy and management. His research focused on comparative and cost-effectiveness of behavioral health interventions and the integration of physical and behavioral health. He conducted policy analyses and program evaluations and secured over $10M in extramural funding from federal and state governments, as well as industry partners. These projects resulted on over 40 peer-reviewed publications in leading journals and numerous technical reports, which have been collectively cited over 700 times (H-index = 13, i10-index = 16). Earlier in his career, he led marketing & business development for UnitedHealth Group’s employer-sponsored health insurance division.

Sean earned his PhD and MS in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration from the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and his MBA and BS from the College of Business at Florida State University.

Sean Gregory