Brendan Flinn, MPH

Policy Research Senior Analyst

Areas of Expertise

Medicaid long-term services and supports, home and community-based services, family caregiving

Brendan Flinn, MPH


Brendan Flinn is a Policy Research Senior Analyst at AARP Public Policy Institute’s LTSS & Livable Communities team. His work focuses on Medicaid long-term services and supports and family caregiving. He supports PPI’s major family caregiving initiatives, including the Home Alone Alliance and the national review of CARE Act implementation at the state and hospital system levels. 

Before coming to AARP, Brendan worked for the Lewin Group in its Center for Aging and Disability Policy. At Lewin, he supported federal and state agency clients with the implementation of Medicaid-funded home- and community-based services (HCBS) initiatives, redesigns and regulatory compliance efforts. He also provided research support to the independent process evaluation of the National Family Caregiver Support Program.

Brendan completed his MPH in Health Policy at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and his undergraduate work at University at Albany, State University of New York.  

Selected Publications

B. Flinn “Nursing Facility Transitions: A Cornerstone for Balancing Long-Term Services and Supports” AARP Thinking Policy (blog), December 12, 2016





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