Julie Lima holds an M.P.H. from Boston University with concentrations in social and behavior sciences and epidemiology/biostatistics and a PhD in sociology with a concentration in population studies from Brown University. Her dissertation focused on differences in the availability of community-based care for late-middle-aged adults with chronic conditions compared to their older counterparts. She transitioned to a faculty position in Brown’s Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research after serving for many years as a senior programmer analyst on studies relating to the quality of care in U.S. nursing homes. She has strong analytic skills and has worked extensively with both survey data and administrative data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.