About Erica

Erica has spent almost 15 years working with the management teams of leading public- and private-sector healthcare organizations. She is the firm’s leading expert on individual market exchanges and reform readiness and serves clients in the payor, provider, public, and social sectors. Erica has been most active with payors, where her experience spans both commercial health plans and governments, focusing extensively on driving strategic and organizational change. She has been integral to building the firm’s knowledge of health reform and modeling its market impact.

Work Erica has authored has been cited almost 700 times over the last two years in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, and The Economist. She has been a featured speaker in over 30 high-profile public forums in the last several years, led research, and authored more than 20 briefs for McKinsey’s Center for US Health System Reform, as well as multiple client white papers.

Before joining McKinsey, Erica worked for a boutique strategy consultancy serving pharmaceutical, medical-device, and diagnostics companies. She also worked at Massachusetts General Hospital, collaborating on clinical-trial research and assisting in the management of a mental health–focused nonprofit, and spent time working with the Atlanta-based Carter Center Mental Health Program (under Rosalyn Carter).

Erica has begun strengthening her connections to Atlanta, where she was born and raised, becoming involved with the Georgia chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness, reconnecting with the Carter Center team on broader Georgia-wide health issues, becoming involved in Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, and seeking fellowship and community service through her local church.

Published Work

Potential impact of individual market reforms,” McKinsey & Company, February 2017

How to tame rising US healthcare costs,” McKinsey & Company, January 2017

Navigating the uncertainty of potential ACA ‘repeal and replace’: A preliminary analysis,” McKinsey & Company, December 2016

Past experience

Easton Associates, LLC
Associate Consultant

Harvard Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement
Writer/interviewer

Massachusetts General Hospital, The Harris Center
Research assistant

Education

Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
MPH
MBA

Harvard University
AB, sociology