M.A. Ladd

IT Specialist

M. A. received her bachelor's degree from the Pennsylvania State
University. For Rankin Consulting, she serves as an IT Specialist,
assisting with technical issues when needed. Since 2005, M. A. has
worked for the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment (ITA) as their
systems manager. There, she is responsible for supporting researchers
engaged in the evaluation of non-drug technologies, cost-effectiveness
analysis, and simulation modeling. Her responsibilities cover
everything from smart devices to servers and website development.

Previously, she worked for 15 years at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, primarily with the Laboratory for Computer Science as a
Systems Administrator and later as Director of the Computer Resource
Services Group, the team providing the central computer infrastructure
for the 600+ researchers/staff and 1200 computers.