Craig A. Solid, PhD Owner and Principal

Since 1999, I have helped organizations navigate the complex world of data and measurement related to healthcare quality and research. 

My unique experience allows me to understand the perspectives of both providers and regulators, and appreciate that they each face challenges when trying to accurately measure and assess the quality of healthcare services.

I believe that measuring healthcare quality and value is difficult, but possible - and the right thing to do. I believe that data can provide insight and leverage, but that data and analytic methods are tools that are useful only in light of practical considerations, clinical expertise, and operational knowledge and experience. I like to find solutions that are efficient, practical, and easy to understand and communicate.

I have served as a sub-contractor for CMS-funded QIOs, advised physician groups on MIPS-related activities, and assisted multiple organizations design and test quality measures submitted for NQF endorsement.

I have an M.S. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Applied Economics. I have co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and have presented work at numerous national and international conferences. I've also also previously taught college-level statistics courses and am a member of AcademyHealth, the American Statistical Association, and the American Medical Writers Association.

"Without Dr. Solid's assistance, I really don't know that we would have been able to move our paper forward. With his help the impact of our quality initiative on palliative care is now available as a published article in a highly respected journal." - Karla Weng, Stratis Health
"Dr. Solid helped craft an effective message regarding the impact of our research, which has since been presented at a major conference and published in a peer-reviewed journal." - Carol White, Center for Victims of Torture
"Dr. Solid provided a thorough and thoughtful statistical analysis, which allowed us to publish our results in high-quality journals. It was a great pleasure to work with him." - Barbara Segal, MD, Rheumatologist, Inland Hospital
"Craig's experience in systematic literature reviews has been a valuable addition to our project teams. Craig is a pleasure to work with and remains positive and professional even under very tight timelines. The quality of Craig's work is fantastic and we look forward to collaborating with him on future projects." – Tara Cowling, Director and Managing Principal at Medlior Health Outcomes Research, Ltd.
"I was under pressure to meet a strict deadline and I had a lot of data, much of which wasn't useful for my objective. Dr. Solid helped me wade through the data and with his assistance I successfully completed a journal-ready manuscript in time." - Colleen Evans, DO, Gynecologic Oncologist, Essentia Health
"The assistance provided by Dr. Solid was integral in getting our research presented at a major conference and published in a peer-reviewed journal." - Deborah Boehm, Co-Director, Center for Patient and Provider Experience at HCMC