Mollyann Brodie, PhD

Speaker: Mollyann Brodie, PhD, Executive Vice President and COO, Executive Director Public Opinion and Survey Research at KFF


Talk Title: The Value of “Small” Data in a “Big” Data World: Why Representative Public Opinion Polls and Surveys are Still an Important Tool For Our Understanding

Mollyann Brodie is executive vice president and chief operating officer of KFF and executive director of its Public Opinion and Survey Research Program. As COO, Dr. Brodie oversees KFF’s budgeting, human resources, facilities management and the executive operations of the president’s office and board of trustees. As head of Public Opinion and Survey Research, she oversees KFF’s polling, including the COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor, the monthly Health Tracking Poll and ongoing survey partnerships with news organizations.

Dr. Brodie’s research efforts focus on understanding the American public’s views and knowledge concerning health policy issues, and the role of opinion in health policy debates. Her research has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association; New England Journal of Medicine; Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law; and Health Affairs. She is co-editor of the book “American Public Opinion and Health Care.”

Dr. Brodie is a past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and the 2018 recipient of the Roper Center’s Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research.

She received a master’s degree in health policy and management and a Ph.D. in health policy from Harvard University.