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Niko lends a perspective to client work that reflects his multifaceted background spanning research and business. At Day Health Strategies, he takes a highly collaborative approach to projects, whose scopes have thus far included piloting and establishing business intelligence functions; evaluating Software as a Service, electronic health record, and insurance vendors; assisting Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations with program designs, budgets, and state-required submissions; building a public-facing Medicaid expenditure report for a state; and engaging in strategic planning for a state’s Medicaid transformation. He also writes content for publications and blogs and develops internal tools to improve Day Health Strategies’ capabilities in areas such as social determinants of health-focused programs, behavioral economics applied in healthcare settings, and organizational maturity assessment.
Prior to this position, Niko worked on the project management team of an FDA-sponsored initiative run by Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Institute and the Harvard Medical School to conduct postmarket safety assessments of drugs and biologics by analyzing over 350 million person-years of payor claims data. Other research experience includes working on NIH-funded studies determining risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes and analyzing demographic characteristics of subjects enrolled in clinical trials examining Type II Diabetes. During the 2012 election cycle, he worked on a congressional campaign as the field organizer for the city of Nashua. Niko graduated from Boston University’s MBA/MPH dual-degree program in 2017, and from Colby College in 2010.