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Vice President, Data Science, AI, and Digital Innovation

Matt Gillingham is an economist and experienced healthcare data and analytics leader with more than two decades of experience developing innovative applications of data science, data analytics, and data, particularly Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial healthcare data. He has created and executed new offerings that include “as a service” offerings for data, data analytics, data science, data quality, data visualization, and health outcomes measurement. Gillingham has directed teams of up to 200 staff across business development and delivery functions, including teams of directors and deputy directors. Senior executives routinely placed him in critical enterprise and unit transformation roles.

Gillingham runs Abt’s analytics, digital and data science services offerings and capabilities, and digital strategies across all divisions. He is a key player in integrating these offerings and capabilities into Abt’s domestic go-to-market activities so that Abt can develop new business in existing markets, enter new markets, and achieve innovative and profitable growth. Gillingham also works to expand our Analytics Center and team of analytics and data- science professionals.

Gillingham came to Abt from Mathematica, where he served as vice president and chief technology officer of the health practice. He oversaw creation and execution of growth strategies in traditional and diversified markets with the goals of rapid customer acquisition and retention while managing costs. He managed multiple, multi-million-dollar portfolios of innovation initiatives, including development of new lines of business and offerings and entry into new markets.

Previously at Mathematica he had served as director of the health practice, manager of health research, and a project delivery lead for health research.

Before Mathematica, he had been a decision support specialist at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and an economist at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.


  • Strategic growth
  • Data analytics
  • Data science
  • Health analytics (Medicare and Medicaid data)
  • As a service offerings


  • Gillingham, Matthew. SAS Programming with Medicare Administrative Data. Cary, NC: SAS Press, 2014

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