Sarah Scholle

Behavioral health
Person-centered care
Primary care
Managed care

Sarah Scholle


Three decades of experience in research and demonstrations developing and implementing quality and equity metrics;  expert in building equitable person-centered care solutions

Sarah Hudson Scholle is a principal based in Washington, D.C., specializing in supporting multi-sector alliances to promote improvement in quality, equity, and person-centered health care. 

Prior to joining Leavitt Partners, an HMA Company, Sarah was vice president of research and analysis at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). She led a portfolio of quantitative and qualitative research that contributed to national thought leadership in quality and equity, contributed to program development and policy action, and resulted in numerous peer-reviewed studies. Specifically, Sarah led projects to develop and test quality measures, including those subsequently adopted into national programs. Her content expertise includes mental health, substance use, child health, care coordination and patient-reported outcomes.  

Sarah led research underpinning NCQA’s health equity accreditation program and supported Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) Office of Minority Health on contracts to identify disparities, develop methods for characterizing equity, and identify opportunities for policy change. Sarah’s work on primary care practice systems contributed to the development of the patient-centered medical home program. She also led studies to understand barriers to implementation of quality initiatives in multiple settings.  

She has served on national panels for the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine; CMS; and the National Quality Forum. Prior to NCQA, Sarah was an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas. 

Sarah earned a bachelor’s degree in history and a Master of Public Health degree from Yale University. She received her doctorate in public health from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.