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. 

I have an M.S. in Statistics from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota.

I have helped QIOs and QIN-QIOs secure and execute federal contracts and consulted on national quality measurements and assessments for physician groups. I have also collaborated with University physicians and researchers.

I have given seminars and guest-lectures on analytic methods related to continuous quality improvement (control charting, etc.), the process of calculating the return on investment (ROI) for quality improvement, and the steps required to write and format peer-reviewed manuscripts for journal submission. 

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.

Solid Research Group is also a GSA Schedule holder.

"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