Jean Abraham received her Ph.D. in public policy analysis and management from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Abraham’s research areas include health economics and policy. She is particularly interested in employer and employee decision-making with respect to health insurance, employer wellness program evaluation, and competition in provider and insurance markets. For the 2008-2009 academic year, she served as the senior economist on health issues with the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C.
- Ph.D., Public Policy Analysis and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001
- B.A., Economics and Political Science (Summa Cum Laude), University of Arizona, 1995
- Senior Economist, Council of Economic Advisers, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C., 2008-2009
- Member of the American Economic Association, International Health Economics Association, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, and Academy Health
- Leonard M. Schuman Award for Excellence in Teaching, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2011
- Delta Omega, Honorary Society in Public Health, 2010
- The Class of 1981 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Master of Healthcare Administration Program, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota, 2003 and 2008
- Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Ph.D. Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention, 2001
- H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 1998
- University of Arizona Outstanding Senior, Department of Economics, 1995
- Phi Beta Kappa, 1994
- Regent’s Scholar, University of Arizona, 1991-1995
- Abraham, J., R. Feldman, J. Nyman, and N. Barleen. “The Effect of Regular Exercise on the Medical Expenditures of Employees: An Evaluation of the UPlan Fitness Rewards Program.” 2012, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 54(3): 280-285.
- Karaca-Mandic, P., J. Abraham, and C. Phelps, “A Burden or Merely a Load: New Empirical Estimates of Health Insurance Loading Fees by Group Size.” 2011, International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 11(3): 181-207.
- Abraham, J., R. Feldman, J. Nyman, and N. Barleen. “What Factors Influence Participation in an Exercise-Focused, Employer-Based Wellness Program?” 2011, Inquiry, 48(3): 221-241.
- Sick, B. and J. Abraham. “Seek and Ye Shall Find: Consumer Search for Objective Health Care Cost and Quality Information.” 2011, American Journal of Medical Quality, 26(6): 433-440.
- Abraham, J., B. Sick, J. Anderson, A. Berg, C. Dehmer, and A. Tufano. “Selecting a Provider: What Factors Influence Patients’ Decision-Making?” March/April 2011, Journal of Healthcare Management, 56(2): 99-114.
- Sommers, Anna, J. Abraham, L. Spicer, A. Mikow, M. Spaulding-Bynon. “Small Group Employer Participation in New Mexico’s State Coverage Insurance Program: Lessons for Federal Reform,” February 2011, Health Services Research, 46(1, Part 2): 268-284.
- Abraham, J. and P. Karaca-Mandic. “Regulating the Ratio: Understanding the Potential Impact of Medical Loss Ratio Requirements on U.S. Health Insurance Markets,” 2011, American Journal of Managed Care, 17(3): 211-218.
- Hofer, A., J. Abraham, I. Moscovice. “Coverage Expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Demand for Primary Care,” 2011, The Milbank Quarterly, 89(1): 69-89.
- Abraham, J. and R. Feldman, “What Will Happen if Employers Stop Providing Health Insurance?: A Simulation of Workers’ Insurance Status Using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.” June 2010, National Tax Journal, 63(2): 191-214.
- Abraham, J., T. DeLeire, A.B. Royalty, “Moral Hazard Matters: Measuring Relative Rates of Underinsurance Using Threshold Measures,” June 2010, Health Services Research, 45(3): 806-824.
- Abraham, J. and R. Feldman, “Taking Up or Turning Down: New Estimates of Worker Demand for Employer-Sponsored Insurance.” 2010, Inquiry, 47: 17-32.
- Abraham, J., T. DeLeire, A.B. Royalty, “Access to Health Insurance at Small Establishments: What Can We Learn from Analyzing Other Fringe Benefits?” Fall 2009, Inquiry, 46(3): 253-273.
- Abraham, J. M. Gaynor, and W.B. Vogt. “Entry and Competition in Local Hospital Markets,” Journal of Industrial Economics, June 2007, 55(2): 265-288.
- Abraham, J. William B. Vogt, and Martin Gaynor. “How Do Households Choose their Employer-Based Health Insurance?” Inquiry, Winter 2006/2007,43(4): 319-332.
- Abraham, J., Roger Feldman, Caroline Carlin, and Jon Christianson. “The Effect of Quality Information on Consumer Health Plan Switching: Evidence from the Buyers Health Care Action Group,” in Journal of Health Economics, 2006,25(4): 762-781.
- Royalty, A.B. and J. Abraham. “Health Insurance and Labor Market Outcomes: Joint Decision-Making Within Households.” Journal of Public Economics, 2006, 90 (8-9): 1561-1577.
- Abraham, J. and A. Royalty. “Does Having Two Earners in the Household Matter for Employer-Based Health Insurance?” Medical Care Research and Review, 2005, 62(2): 167-186.
- Abraham, J., R. Feldman, and C. Carlin. “Understanding Employee Awareness of Health Care Quality Information: How Can Employers Benefit?” Health Services Research, 2004, 39(6), Part I: 1799-1815.
- Abraham, J., A. Arora, M. Gaynor, and D. Wholey. “Enter at Your Own Risk: HMO Participation and Enrollment in the Medicare Risk Market,” Economic Inquiry, 2000, 38(3): 385-401.
Jim Begun received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina. His research specialties include applications of complexity science, evolution of health care professions, and the structure and strategy of health care organizations. He has been active in promoting competency-based education, serving several terms on and chairing the Board of Commissioners of the Accrediting Commission on Education in Health Services Administration. He was awarded the Gary L. Filerman Prize for Innovation in Healthcare Management Education in 2008 by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Dr. Begun teaches health care organization leadership and management.
- PhD, Sociology, University of North Carolina, 1977
- MA, Sociology, University of North Carolina, 1975
- BA, Sociology, University of North Carolina, 1972
Health Care Organizations
- Higher Education Committee, American College of Healthcare Executives, 2011-2015
- Editorial Advisory Board, Health Care Management Review, 2005-2015
- Science Advisory Board, Plexus Institute, 2002-2014
- Board of Commissioners, Commission on Nurse Certification, 2007-2012
- Board of Directors, Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, 2006-2012
- Editorial Board, Advances in Health Care Management, 1999-2007
- Advisory Board, Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership, 2001-2007
- Founding Member, Board of Directors, Upsilon Phi Delta (Health Administration Honor Society), 2001-2004
- Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration: Commissioner, 1996-2002, Chair, 2001-02
- Board of Directors, Association of University Programs in Health Administration, 2001-2002
- Chair, Healthcare Administration Division, Academy of Management, 1989-90
- Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, MHA Class of 2015
- Leonard M. Schuman Award for Excellence in Teaching, School of Public Health, 2009
- Gary L. Filerman Prize for Innovation in Healthcare Management Education, Association of University Programs in Health Administration, 2008
- Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, MHA Class of 2006
- Curtis Cup Outstanding Teacher Award, Carlson Executive MBA Class of 2002
- Curtis Cup Outstanding Teacher Award, Carlson Executive MBA Class of 2000 Edgar C. Hayhow Article of the Year Award, American College of Healthcare Executives, 2001
- Outstanding Faculty Member Award, MSHA Class of 2000, Virginia Commonwealth University
- B.A., summa cum laude, University of North Carolina, 1972
- “The Proliferation of Elective Services in U.S. Urban Hospitals,” with H.Q. Trinh. Health Care Management Review, online ahead-of-print, January 13, 2016.
- “Managing Complex Health Organizations,” with M. Thygeson. In M.D. Fottler, D. Malvey, and D.J. Slovensky (eds.), Handbook of Healthcare Management. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015.
- “High-Risk Centers and the Benefits for Lower-Risk Transplants,” with S. Marmor, J. Abraham, and B.A. Virnig. American Journal of Managed Care, 21 (9), 2015.
- “The Impact of Center Accreditation on Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT),” with S. Marmor, J. Abraham, and B.A. Virnig. Bone Marrow Transplantation, 50 (1), 2015.
- Leading Public Health: A Competency Framework, with J. Malcolm. New York: Springer Publishing, 2014.
- “Complexity and Health Care: Tools for Engagement,” with M. Thygeson. In S.S.F. Mick and P.D. Shay (eds.), Advances in Health Care Organization Theory, second edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2014.
- ”Service Duplication within Urban Hospital Clusters,” with H.Q. Trinh and R.D. Luke. Health Care Management Review, 39 (1), 2014.
- “Exploratory Analysis of High CT Scan Utilization in Claims Data,” with W.J. Riley and J.S. Hodges. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 11 (1), 2014.
- Understanding Teamwork in Health Care, with G. Mosser. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2013.
- “Public Health as a Distinct Profession: Has It Arrived?” with C.J. Evashwick and J.R. Finnegan, Jr. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 19 (5), 2013.
- Interview with James W. Begun, PhD, James A. Hamilton Professor of Healthcare Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. Journal of Healthcare Management, 57 (2), 2012.
- Managing Health Organizations for Quality and Performance, with L.F. Fallon and W. Riley. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning, 2012.
- “Quality of Care along the Cancer Continuum: Does Receiving Adequate Lymph Node Evaluation for Colon Cancer Lead to Comprehensive Postsurgical Care?” with H.M. Parsons, T.M. Tuttle, K.M. Kuntz, P.M. McGovern, and B.A. Virnig. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 215 (3), 2012.
- “The Diffusion of Magnet Hospital Recognition,” with J. Abraham and B. Jerome-D’Emilia. Health Care Management Review, 36 (4), 2011.
- “Hospital Characteristics Associated with Maintenance or Improvement of Guideline-recommended Lymph Node Evaluation for Colon Cancer,” with H.M. Parsons, T. M. Tuttle, K.M. Kuntz, P.M. McGovern, and B.A. Virnig. Medical Care, 51 (1), 2013.
- “Association Between Lymph Node Evaluation for Colon Cancer and Node Positivity Over the Past 20 Years,” with H.M. Parsons, T.M. Tuttle, K.M. Kuntz, P.M. McGovern, and B.A. Virnig. Journal of the American Medical Association, 306 (10), 2011.
- “Interprofessional Care Teams: The Role of the Healthcare Administrator,” with K.R. White and G. Mosser. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 25 (2), 2011.
- “Better to Receive than to Give? Interorganizational Service Arrangements and Hospital Performance,” with H.Q. Trinh and R.D. Luke. Health Care Management Review, 35 (1), 2010.
- “The Evolution of Healthcare Management Education: How Can Programs Become More Patient-Centric?” with K.R. White. Journal of Health Administration Education, 26 (2), 2009.
- “An In-House Learning Laboratory for Patient-Centered Innovation,” with R.R. Armbruster and A.K. Duncan. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 31 (1), 2009.
- “Commentary: Realistic Evidence-Based Management.” Health Care Management Review, 34 (3), 2009.
- “Hospital Service Duplication: Evidence on the Medical Arms Race,” with H.Q. Trinh and R.D. Luke. Health Care Management Review, 33 (3), 2008.
- “Strategic Planning Processes and Hospital Financial Performance,” with A.A. Kaissi. Journal of Healthcare Management, 53 (3), 2008.
- “Fads, Fashions, and Bandwagons in Health Care Strategy,” with A.A. Kaissi. Health Care Management Review, 33 (2), 2008.
- “Sustaining and Improving Hospital Performance: The Effects of Organizational and Market Factors,” with H. J. Jiang and B. Friedman. Health Care Management Review, 31 (3), 2006.
- “Hospital Service Offerings: Does Catholic Ownership Matter?” with K.R. White and W. Tian. Health Care Management Review, 31 (2), 2006.
- “Factors Associated with High-Quality/Low-Cost Hospital Performance,” with H.J. Jiang and B. Friedman. Journal of Health Care Finance, 32 (3), 2006.
- “Opportunities for Improving Patient Care Through Lateral Integration: The Clinical Nurse Leader,” with J. Tornabeni and K.R. White. Journal of Healthcare Management, 51 (1), 2006.
- “An Exploratory Study of Healthcare Strategic Planning in Two Metropolitan Areas,” with A. Kaissi. Journal of Healthcare Management, 50 (4), 2005.
- “Diffusion of Breast Conservation Surgery in Medical Communities,” with B. Jerome-D’Emilia. Social Science and Medicine, 60 (1), 2005.
Lynn Blewett directs the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), a research and policy center funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support state efforts to monitor and evaluate programs to increase access and coverage. The Center provides high level access to federal surveys such as the Current Population Survey (CPS), the American Community Survey (ACS) which are accessible through an online Data Center. She also heads up a new project to provide technical assistance to 10 states committed to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act as part of the State Health Reform Assistance Network. She helped to bring a Census Research Data Center to the University of Minnesota and is the only RDC with a health services and policy focus. She has collaborated with the Minnesota Population Center which houses one of Dr. Blewett’s NIHCD projects to harmonize and integrate over 50 years of the NHIS to make it access for academic and policy research. Dr. Blewett teaches U.S. Health Care Systems and Public Health and International Health Systems and works with both Masters and Doctoral-level students. Graduates who have worked with Dr. Blewett have had positions with the Census Bureau, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Congressional Research Service, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease and Prevention.
- PhD, Health Services Research, Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
- MA, Public Affairs, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
- BA, Psychology, University of Wisconsin
- Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2010 – Present
- Director, State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2001 to present
- Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2004 – 2010
- Assistant Professor, Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1998 – 2004
- Director, Health Economics Program and State Health Economist, Minnesota-Department of Health
- Project Director/Senior Research Associate, Institute for Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
- Consultant-Health Policy, Lewin and Associates, Washington, D.C.
- Legislative Aide-Health Policy, Office of Senator Dave Durenberger, U.S. Senate, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee on Health, Washington, D.C.
- Member (elected), Governing Board, AcademyHealth, (2008 – present).
- Chair (appointed by HHS Secretary Sebelius). Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC (2009 to 2011).
- Member (appointed by HHS Secretary Levitt), Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC (2007 – 2009).
- Member- National Academy of Social Insurance, 2006 to present
- Leonard M. Schuman Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, 2006
- Delta Omega Honorary Society, Public Health, 1992
- Agency for Health Services Research-Dissertation Grant, 1990
- National Institute of Health Trainee, 1988 – 1989
- Division of HSRP Fellowship, 1987 – 1988
- Blewett, Lynn A., Kathleen T. Call and Schelomo Marmor. Health Reform and the US Virgin Islands. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. Forthcoming 2012.
- Davern, Michael, Lynn A. Blewett, Brian Lee, Michel Boudreaux, and Miriam King. Use of the Integrated Health Interview Series: Trends in Medical Provider Utilization (1972-2008) Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations 2012, 9:2.
- Blewett, Lynn A., Bindman, Andrew B. Harvesting the lessons of state health policy. Health Services Research. 46(1 Pt 2):246-50, 2011.
- Boudreaux, Michel*, Ziegenfuss J.Y., Graven, Peter,* Davern, Michael, Blewett, Lynn A. Counting uninsurance and means-tested coverage in the American community survey: a comparison to the current population survey. Health Services Research. 46(1 Pt 1):210-31, 2011.
- Blewett, Lynn A, Spencer*, Donna, Burke, Donna, Courtney. State high risk pools: An update on the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association. American Journal of Public Health. 101(2):231-7, 2011.
- Johnson P.J., Blewett Lynn A., Davern, Michael. Disparities in public use data availability for race, ethnic, and immigrant groups: national surveys for healthcare disparities research. Medical Care. 48(12):1122-7, 2010.
- Johnson, Pamela Jo, Blewett, Lynn A., Davern, Michael. American Indian/Alaska Native uninsurance disparities: a comparison of 3 surveys. American Journal of Public Health., 100(10): 1972-1979, 2010.
- Blewett, Lynn A., Johnson, Pamela Jo, Davern, Michael. Immigrant children’s access to health care: differences by global region of birth. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved. 21(2 Suppl):13-31, 2010.
- Johnson, Pamela Jo, Call, Kathleen T., Blewett, Lynn A. The importance of geographic data aggregation in assessing disparities in American Indian prenatal care. American Journal of Public Health, 100 (1):122-128, 2010.
- Chou, Chiu-Fang, Johnson, Pamela Jo, Blewett, Lynn A. Immigration and selected indicators of health status and healthcare utilization among the Chinese. Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health. 12(4):470-9, 2010.
- Blewett, Lynn A. Persistent disparities in access to care across health care systems: A response to gusmano Michael K, et al. Achieving horizontal equity: must we have a single payer health system? Journal of Health Policy Politics and Law, 34(4):635-47, 2009.
Mary Butler received her PhD in health services research and MBA from the University of Minnesota. She is the Associate Director of the Minnesota EPC, an AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Center. Her interests include research synthesis methods and quality of care involving complex interventions in disability, chronic care, and behavioral medicine.
- PhD – Health Services Research, Policy and Administration; University of Minnesota, 2007
- MBA – Investment Finance; University of Minnesota, 1991
- BS – Economics/Finance/Computer Science; University of Minnesota, 1987
Disparities, Quality of Care, Research Methods
- Drekonja D, Butler M, Bliss D, Filice G, Rector TS, MacDonald R, Wilt TJ. Comparative effectiveness of clostridium difficile infection treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Internal Medicine 2011 Dec 20;155(12):839-47
- Wysocki A, Butler, M, Shamliyan T, Kane RL. Whole-body vibration therapy for osteoporosis: state of the science. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2011;155:680-686
- Butler M, Forte ML, Kane RL, Swiontkowski MF. Evidence Summary: Systematic Review of Surgical Treatments for Geriatric Hip Fractures. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2011;93:1104-15
- Butler M, Kane RL, McAlpine D, Kathol R, Fu SS, Hagedorn H, Wilt T. Does Integrated Care Improve Treatment for Depression? A systematic review. Journal of Ambulatory Case Management. J Ambulatory Care Manage. 2011;34(2):113-125
- Kathol RG, Butler M, McAlpine DD, Kane RL. Barriers to physical and mental condition integration service delivery. Psychosomatic Medicine. 72(6): 511-8, July, 2010
- Town RJ, Kane RL, Johnson PE, Butler M. “Economic incentives and physicians’ delivery of preventive care: a systematic review.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 28(2):234-40, 2005 Feb.
- Kane RL, Johnson PE, Town RJ, Butler M. A structured review of the effect of economic incentives on consumers’ preventive behavior. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 27(4):327-52, 2004 Nov.
Kathleen Thiede Call created a survey of health insurance coverage for use by states, the Coordinated State Coverage Survey (CSCS), and has developed a stream of research concerning the complexities of measuring and estimating rates of insurance coverage, including the discrepancy between survey and administrative data counts of insurance coverage, commonly referred to as the “Medicaid undercount.” Dr. Call had conducted several studies exploring barrier to preventive care among Medicaid enrollees. Dr. Call’s research interests include disparities in access to health care and health insurance as well as developing community-based participatory research projects focusing on barriers to health care
- PhD, Sociology, University of Minnesota, 1994
- Community-Based Research, Disparities, Health Care Reform, Health Insurance, Medicaid, Survey Research, Sociology
- Faculty Liaison, Populations and Community Engagement, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Minnesota, 2013-present
- Co-Director, Community Engagement Core, Center for Health Equity, University of Minnesota, 2009 – present
- Co-Chair, Health Disparities Work Group, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2005-present
- Investigator, State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2001 – present
- Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1995 – present
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 1997 – present
- Post-doctoral Fellow (NIA Postdoctoral Training Grant) and Research Associate, Institute for Health Services Research, University of Minnesota, 1994 – 1995
- Recipient of University of Minnesota Outstanding Advisor Award, Graduate & Professional Student Association (GAPSA), in partnership with the Student Conflict Resolution Center, the Provost’s Office, and the Graduate School, 2013
- SHADAC receives the Policy Impact Award from the American Association of Public Opinion Researchers, 2012
- Recipient of the University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Service Award Faculty, 2009
- Recipient of the School of Public Health Community Service Award, 2003
- Elected to the Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society, 2000
- NIA Postdoctoral Training Grant, 1994
- Don Martindale Scholarship Award, Department of Sociology, 1994
- Graduate Student Service Award, Department of Sociology, 1993
- Graduate Student Research Award, Department of Sociology, 1992
- Call KT, McAlpine DD, Garcia CM, Shippee N, Beebe T, Adeniyi TC, Shippee T. 2014. Barriers to care in an ethnically diverse publicly insured population: Is health care reform enough? Medical Care 52(8):720-727
- Flynn P, Call KT, Pintor JK, Elmi N. 2014.The projected impact of the Affordable Care Act on dental care for Medicaid enrollees.Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 25(1): 79-94. DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2014.0059.
- Call KT, Blewett LA, Boudreaux M, Turner J. 2013. Monitoring health reform efforts: Which state level data to use? Inquiry,50(2):93-105.
- Blewett LA, Lukanen E, Call KT, Dahlen H. 2013. Survey of High-Risk Pool Enrollees Suggests that Targeted Transition Education and Outreach Should Begin Soon. Health Affairs, 32 (9):1568-1575. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0370
- Shippee TP, Henning-Smith C, Shippee ND, Kemmick Pintor J, Call KT, McAlpine DD, Johnson PJ. 2013. Discrimination in Medical Settings and Attitudes toward Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The Role of Distrust in Conventional Providers.Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 6(1):30-45.
- Call KT, Davern ME, Klerman JA, Lynch V. 2012. Comparing errors in Medicaid reporting across surveys: Evidence to date. Health Services Research, Apr;48(2 Pt 1):652-6 4. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2012.01446.x
- Call KT, Davern M, Boudreaux M, Johnson PJ, Nelson J. 2011. Bias in telephone surveys that do not sample cell phones: Uses and limits of post-stratification methods. Medical Care, 49(4):355-364.
- Allen ML, Call KT, Pergament S, Culhane-Pera K. 2010. A capacity building program to promote CBPR partnerships between academic researchers and community members. Clinical and Translational Science. 4(6):428-33.
- Davern ME, McAlpine D, Beebe TJ, Ziegenfuss J, Rockwood T, Call KT. 2010. Are lower response rates hazardous to your health survey? An analysis of three state telephone health surveys. Health Services Research, 45(5):1324–1344.
- Johnson PJ, Blewett LA, Call KT, Davern ME. 2010. American Indian uninsurance disparities: A comparison of 3 surveys.American Journal of Public Health, 100(10):1972-79. PMCID: PMC2936999.
- Klerman JA, Davern ME, Baugh D, Call KT, Greenberg G, Lynch V, Ringel J. 2009. Understanding the current population survey’s insurance estimates and the Medicaid ‘undercount.’ Health Affairs, 28(6):w991-w1001.
- Call KT, Davidson G, Davern ME, Brown ER, Kincheloe J, Nelson JG. Winter 2008/2009.Accuracy of self-reported health insurance coverage among Medicaid enrollees. Inquiry, 45(4):438-456.
- Davern ME, Call KT, Ziegenfuss J, Davidson G, Beebe TJ, Blewett LA. 2008. Validating health insurance coverage survey estimates: A comparison between self-reported coverage and administrative data records. Public Opinion Quarterly, 72(2):241-259.
- Call KT, Davidson G, Davern ME, Nyman R. 2008. Medicaid undercount and bias to estimates of uninsurance: New estimates and existing evidence. Health Services Research, 43(3): 901-901.
Jon Christianson holds the James A. Hamilton Chair in Health Management in the Health Policy and Management. His research specialties include evaluation of treatment processes, competition and competitive health care markets, health insurance, and financial incentives in health care. His current research interests include the public reporting of provider performance, employer strategies for purchasing health care, implementation of evidence- based treatment processes in health care organizations, and tracking change in health care markets.
- PhD, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1974
- MS, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1972
- BA, Mathematics and Economics, St. Olaf College, 1968
- 2002-2013, Synthesis Project Advisory Group, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation;
- 2007 Chair, Academy Health Annual Research Meeting;
- 1994 Co-Chairperson, Seventh Biennial Research Conference on the Economics of Mental Health;
- 1998-2000, Subcommittee on Maximizing the Value of Health Investments, Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences;
- IOM/NAS Board on Health Services (2011-present);
- IOM Committee on Geographic Adjustments in Medicare Payments (2010-2012);
- Advisory Group Member and Senior Research Fellow, Medica Research Institute (2014-present)
- Vice Chair, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (2014-present)
- 1995, Recipient, Annual Research Award, National Institute for Healthcare Management
- Christianson, Jon. B., Karen Volmar, Jeffrey Alexander, and Dennis P. Scanlon, “A Report Card on Provider Report Cards: Current Status of the Health Care Transparency Movement,” Journal of General Internal Medicine, Vol. 25, No. 11 (November 2010), pp. 1235-1241.
- Alexander, Jeffrey A., Jon B. Christianson, Larry R. Hearld, Robert Hurley, And Dennis P. Scanlon, “Challenges of Capacity Building in Multi-sector Community Health Alliances,” Health Education and Behavior, Vol. 37, No. 5 (October, 2010), pp. 645-663.
- Christianson, Jon B., and Douglas Conrad, “Provider Payment and Incentives,” Oxford Handbook of Health Economics, Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 624-628
- Christianson, Jon B., and Douglas Conrad, “Provider Payment and Incentives,” Oxford Handbook of Health Economics, Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 624-628.
- Adair, Richard, Christianson, Jon B., Wholey, Douglas, White Katie. M., Town, Robert, Lee, Suhna, Britt, Heather, Lund, Peter, Lukasewycz, Anya, and Elumba, Deborah, “Care Guides. Employing Nonclinical Laypersons to Health Primary Care Teams to Manage Chronic Disease,” Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, Vol. 35, No. 1 (2011), pp. 1-11.
- Maeng, Daniel, Dennis Scanlon, and Jon B. Christianson. “Care Coordination for the Chronically Ill: Understanding the Patient’s Perspective, “Health Services Research, Vol. 47, No. 5 (October 2012), pp. 196-1979.
- Carlin, Caroline, Jon B. Christianson, Michael Finch, and Patricia Keenan, “Chronic Illness and Patient Satisfaction,” Health Services Research, Vol. 47, No. 6 (December 2012), pp. 2250-2272.
- Berenson, Robert A., Paul B. Ginsburg, Jon B. Christianson, and Tracy Yee, “The Growing Power of Some Providers to Win Step Payment Increases from Insurers Suggests Policy Remedies May Be Needed,” Health Affairs, Vol. 31, No. 5 (2012), pp. 973-981.
- Scanlon, Dennis P., Jeff Beich, Jeffrey A. Alexander, John B. Christianson, Romana Hasnain-Wynia, Megan C. McHugh, and Jessica N. Mittler, “The Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative: Background and Evolution from 2005 to 2012, American Journal of Managed Care, Vol. 18, No. 6 Suppl (2012), pp. S115-S125.
- Alexander, J.A., Dennis P. Scanlon, Megan C. McHugh, Jon B. Christainson, Jessica N. Mittler, Romana Hasnain-Wynia, and Jeff Beich, “Midterm Observations and Recommendations From the Evaluation of the AF4Q Initiative,” American Journal of Managed Care, Vol. 18, No. 6 Suppl (2012), pp. S126-S132.
- Christianson, Jon B., Karen M. Volmar, Bethany W. Shaw, Dennis Scanlon, “Producing Public Reports of Physician Quality and the Community Level: The Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative Experience,” American Journal of Managed Care, Vol. 18, No. 6 Suppl (2012), pp. S133-S140.
- Scanlon, Dennis P., Jeffrey B. Alexander, Jeff Beich, Jon B. Christianson, Romana Hasnain-Wynia, Megan C. McHugh, Jessican N. Mittler, Yunfeng Shi, and Laura J. Bodenschatz, “Evaluating a Community-Based Program to Improve Healthcare Quality: Research Design for the Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative,” American Journal of Managed Care, Vol. 18, No. 6 Suppl (2012), pp. eS165-eS176.
- Mittler, Jessica N., Karen M. Volmar, Bethany W. Shaw, Jon B. Christianson, and Dennis P. Scanlon, “Using Websites to Engage Consumers in Managing Their Health and Healthcare,” American Journal of Managed Care, Vol. 18, No. 6 Suppl (2012), pp. S177-S184.
- Jeffrey S. McCullough, Jon B. Christianson, and Borwornsom Leerapan, “Do Electronic Medical Records Improve Diabetes Quality in Physician Practices?,” American Journal of Managed are, Vol. 19, No. 5 (February 2013), pp. 144-149.
- Richard Adair, Douglas R. Wholey, Jon B. Christianson, Katie M. White, Heather Britt, and Suhna Lee, “Improving Chronic Disease Care by Adding Laypersons to the Primary Care Team: A Parallel Randomized Trial, “Annals of Internal Medicine,” Vol. 159, No. 3 (August 3, 2013), pp. 176-184.
- Grant Martsolf, Dennis Scanlon, and Jon B. Christianson, “Multistakeholder Perspectives on Composite Measures of Ambulatory Care Quality: A Qualitative Descriptive Study,” Medical Care Research and Review, Vol. 70, No. 4 (August 2013), pp. 434-448.
- Wholey, Douglas R., Katie M. White, Richard Adair, Jon Christianson, Suhna Lee, and Deborah Elumba. “Care Guides: An Examination of Occupational Conflict and Role Relationships in Primary Care,” Health Care Management Review, Vol. 38, No. 4 (October-December, 2013), pp. 272-283.
- Christianson, Jon B., Daniel Maeng, Jean Abraham, Dennis Scanlon, Jeffrey Alexander, Jessica Mittler, and Michael Finch. “What Influences the Awareness of Physician Quality Information? Implications for Medicare,” Medicare and Medicaid Research Review, Vol. 4, No. 2 (2014), pp. E1-E15.
- Christianson, Jon. B., Caroline Carline, and Louise Warrick. “The Dynamics of Community Health Care Consolidation: Acquisition of Physician Practices,” The Milbank Quarterly, Vol. 91, No. 3 (2014), pp. 542-567.
- Abraham, Jean M., Daniel. J. Crespin, Jeffrey S. McCullough, and Jon B. Christianson, “What Is the Cost of Quality for Diabetes Care?” Medical Care Research and Review, Vol. 71, No. 6 (2014), pp. 580-598
- Radel, Kim, Sochenda Te Nelson, Melissa Hutchison, Jon Christianson, and Heather Britt. “Integrating Lay Health Care Workers into the Primary Care Team.” Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, Vol. 21, No. 12 (December 2014), pp. 547-551.
- Scanlon, Dennis, Yunfeng Shi, Neeraj Bhandari, and Jon Christianson. “Are Health Care Quality ‘Report Cards’ Reaching Consumers?” Awareness in the Chronically Ill Population.” American Journal of Managed Care, Vol. 21, No. 3 (March 2015), pp. 236-244.
- McCullough, Jeffrey. S., Daniel J. Crespin, Jean M. Abraham, Jon Christianson, and Michael Finch. “Public Reporting and the Evolution of Diabetes Quality.” International Journal of Health Economics and Management, Vol. 15 (2015), pp. 127-139.
Bryan Dowd received his Ph.D. in policy analysis from the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in economic and statistical modeling, and data analysis. His research focuses on the financing and delivery of health insurance, and health care services. He teaches health services research methods.
- PhD, Public Policy Analysis, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1982
- MS, Urban Administration, Georgia State University, 1976
- BA, Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1972
Mayo Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota,2002 to present Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1994 to present Interim Division Head, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, October 1998 – July 1999 Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, August 1988 – May 1989
Mayo Professor in 2002 Association for Health Services Research: Article of the Year, 2001, 1994 National Institute for Health Care Management: Health Care Research Award ?C 2000 Humana Visiting Scholar. Department of Business and Economics. University of Kentucky. March 1993
- Atherly, A., Dowd, B., Coulam, R. F., & Guy, G. ”The effect of HIFA waiver expansions on uninsurance rates in adult populations.” Health Services Research Journal, 47(3, pt. 1): (2012) 939-962.
- Dagher, R., McGovern, P., Dowd, B. E., & Gjerdingen, D. ”Postpartum depression and health services expenditures among employed women.” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 54(2): (2012) 210-215.
- Garrido, M., Allison, K., Bergeron, M., & Dowd, B. E. ”Hospital religious affiliation and outcomes for high risk infants.” Medical Care Research and Review, 69: (2012) 316-338.
- Karaca-Mandic, P., Norton, P., & Dowd, B. ”Interaction terms in non-linear models.” Health Services Research Journal, 47(1, pt. 1): (2012) 255-274.
- Dagher, R., McGovern, P., Dowd, B., & Lundberg, U. ”Postpartum depressive symptoms and the combined load of paid and unpaid work: a longitudinal analysis.” International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 84 (2011) 735-743.
- McGovern, P., Dagher, R., Rice, H. R., Gjerdingen, D., Dowd, B. E., Ukestad, L. K., & Lundberg, U. ”A longitudinal analysis of total workload and women’s health after childbirth.” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 53:5 (2011) 497-505.
- Kralewski, John E., Dowd, Bryan E. and Yi Xu. “Differences in the Cost of Health Care Provided by Group Practices in Minnesota,” Minnesota Medicine (February 2011).
- Coulam, Robert, Feldman, Roger, and Bryan E. Dowd. “Competitive Pricing in Medicare: Can We Overcome Congressional Micromanagement and Provider Self-Interest?” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 36:4 (2011) 649-689.
- Schousboe, John T., Davison, Mark L., Dowd, Bryan E., Call, Kathleen Thiede, Johnson, Paul, and Robert L. Kane. “Predictors of Patients’ Perceived Need for Medication to Prevent Fracture,” Medical Care 49 (2011) 273–280.
- Dowd, Bryan E. “Separated at Birth: Statisticians, Social Scientists and Causality,” Health Services Research 46:2 (April 2011) 397-420.
- Jonk, Yvonne, O’Connor, Heidi, Schult, Tamara, Cutting, Andrea, Feldman, Roger, Ripley, Diane Cowper, and Bryan Dowd. “Using the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey to Conduct Research on Medicare-Eligible Veterans,” Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 47:8 (2010) 797-814.
- Dowd, Bryan E., McGrail, Michael, Lohman, William H., Seasby, Brent, O’Connor, Heidi, Calasanz, Marilou, Gorman, Robert and Stephen Parente. “Economic Analysis of a Disability Prevention Program,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 52:1 (January 2010) 15-21.
- Schousboe, John T. , Dowd, Bryan E., Davison, Mark L. and Robert L. Kane. “Association of Medication Attitudes with Non-Persistence and Non-Compliance with Medication to Prevent Fractures,” Osteoporosis International 21:11 (December 2009) 1899-1909.
- Nyman, John, Barleen, Nathan, Dowd, Bryan E. “A Return-on-Investment Analysis of the Health Promotion Program at the University of Minnesota,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 51 (2009) 54-65.
- Dowd, Bryan E., Kralewski, John, Kaissi, Amer, Irrgang, Sally. “Is Patient Satisfaction Influenced by Physician Use of Resources?” The American Journal of Managed Care 15:5 (May 2009) 16-21.
- Berenson, Robert and Bryan E. Dowd. “Medicare Advantage Plans at a Crossroads – Yet Again,”Health Affairs 28:1 (2009) w29-w40.
- Kralewski, J.E., A. Kaissi, and B.E. Dowd. 2008. “Culture as a Management Tool in Medical Group Practices,” Physician Executive 34:5 (September-October 2008) 12-17.
- Nyman, John A., Welte, John W., and Bryan E. Dowd. “Something for Nothing: A model of Gambling Behavior,” Journal of Socio-Economics 37 (2008) 2492–2504.
- Kralewski, J.E., Dowd, B.E., Cole-Adeniyi, T., Gans, D., Malakar, L., Elison, B. “Factors Influencing Physician Use of Clinical Electronic Information Technologies after Adoption by Their Medical Group Practices.” Health Care Management Review, 33:4 (2008) 361-367.
- Atherly, Adam and Bryan E. Dowd. “Should Healthy Medicare Beneficiaries Postpone Enrollment in Medicare Part D?” Health Economics 18:8 (August 2008).
- Zhang, Hui, Kane, Robert, Dowd, Bryan E., and Roger Feldman. “Selection Bias and Utilization of the Dual Eligibles in Medicare and Medicaid HMOs,” Health Services Research 45:3 Part 1 (October 2008) 1598-1618.
- Dowd, Bryan E. “Science, Morality and Universities,” Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology 9:1 (2008) 243-252.
Eva Enns received her PhD in engineering from Stanford University. Her interests are in developing mathematical models and methods for health policy applications to help quantify tradeoffs, identify the most efficient use of limited resources, and support informed decision-making. Her dissertation focused on how the structure of interpersonal networks influences the spread of infectious diseases and how that structure can be leveraged to optimally target disease prevention efforts. She is interested in further exploring the importance of network structure as it relates to the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, the provision of health services to vulnerable populations, and the design of global health initiatives.
- PhD, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2012
- MS, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2008
- BSc, Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
Decision Analysis, Infectious Disease: HIV / AIDS, Infectious Disease: STDs
Roger Feldman received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester. He specializes in applying economic theory to health services research. Dr. Feldman is a regular contributor and referee of articles in major professional journals, and serves as consultant to national agencies such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Congressional Budget Office. In 1984 – 1985, he served as senior staff economist for health policy and economics on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. From 1988 to 1992, he directed the HCFA Research Center funded by the Health Care Financing Administration. He teaches advanced health economics.
- PhD, Economics, University of Rochester, 1976
- MS, Economics, Marshall Scholar, London School of Economics, 1969
- BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1967
Blue Cross Professor of Health Insurance and Professor of Economics, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1995-present Interim Division Head, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2004-2005 Professor, Associate, and Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1978 – 1995 Visiting Professor, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, 1993 Senior Economist, President’s Council of Economic Advisors, 1984 – 1985 Assistant Professor of Economics and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Administration, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1976 – 1978
Two “Annual Research Awards” from the National Institute for Health Care Management: 2000: Kralewski, John E., Eugene C. Rich, Roger Feldman, Bryan E. Dowd, Terence Bernhardt, Christopher Johnson, and William Gold, “The Effects of Medical Group Practice and Physician Payment Methods on Costs of Care,” Health Services Research, 35:2 (August, 2000), pp. 591-613. 1995: Wholey, Douglas, Roger Feldman, and Jon B. Christianson, “The Effect of Market Structure on HMO Premiums,” Journal of Health Economics, 14:1 (May, 1995), pp. 81-105. Two “Article of the Year Awards” from the Association for Health Services Research: 2000: Kralewski, et al., op cit. 1993: Feldman, Roger, Greg Gifford and Bryan Dowd, “Effect of HMOs on Premiums in Employment-Based Health Plans,” Health Services Research, 27:6 (February, 1993), pp. 779-811. Marshall Scholar, London School of Economics, 1967-69
- Abraham, Jean M., Roger Feldman, John A. Nyman, and Nathan Barleen, “What Factors Influence Participation in an Exercise-Focused Employer-Based Wellness Program?” Inquiry, 48:3(2011), 221-241.
- Town, Robert, Roger Feldman, and John Kralewski, “Market Power and Contract Form: Evidence from Physician Group Practices,” International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 11:2(2011),115-132.
- Coulam, Robert, Roger Feldman, and Bryan Dowd, “Competitive Pricing and the Challenge of Cost Control in Medicare,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 36:4(2011),649-689.
- Jung, Kyoungrae, Roger Feldman, and Dennis Scanlon, “Where Would You Go for Your Next Hospitalization?” Journal of Health Economics, 30:4(2011),832-841.
- Forte, Mary L., Roger Feldman, Robert L. Kane, and Marc F. Swiontkowski, “Provider Factors Associated with the Intramedullary Nail Use for Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures,” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 92 (November, 2010), 2619-2620.
- Jonk, Yvonne, Heidi O’Connor, Tamara Schult, Andrea Cutting, Roger Feldman, Diane Cowper Ripley, and Bryan Dowd, “Using the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey to Conduct Research on Medicare-Eligible Veterans,” Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 47:8 (2010), 797-814.
- Parente, Stephen T., Roger Feldman, Jean Abraham, and Xi Yu, “Consumer Response to a National Marketplace for Individual Health Insurance,” Journal of Risk and Insurance, 2010; doi: 10.1111/j.1539-6975.2010.01393.x.
- Abraham, Jean Marie and Roger Feldman, “What Will Happen If Employers Drop Health Insurance? A Simulation of Employees’ Willingness to Purchase Insurance in the Individual Market,” National Tax Journal, 63 (2010), 191-213.
- Parente, Stephen T., Roger Feldman, and Xi Yu, “Impact of Full Replacement with Consumer Driven Health Plans on Health Care Cost and Use of Preventive Services,” Insurance Markets and Companies: Analyses and Actuarial Computations, 1:1 (2010), 56-66.
- Feldman, Roger and Stephen T. Parente, “Enrollee Incentives in Consumer Directed Health Plans: Spend Now or Save for Later?” Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 2010; http://www.bepress.com/fhep.
- Forte, Mary L., Beth A. Virnig, Lynn E. Eberly, Marc Swiontkowski, Roger Feldman, Mohit Bhandari, and Robert L. Kane, “Provider Factors Associated with the Intramedullary Nail Use for Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures,” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 92 (May, 2010), 1105-1114.
- Abraham, Jean Marie and Roger Feldman, “Taking Up or Turning Down: New Estimates of Worker Demand for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance,” Inquiry, 47:1 (Spring, 2010), 17-32.
- Forte, Mary L., Beth A. Virnig, Marc F. Swiontkowski, Mohit Bhandari, Roger Feldman, Lynn E. Eberly, and Robert L. Lane, “Ninety-day Intertrochanteric Hip Fracture Mortality: Does Provider Volume Matter?” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 92 (2010), 799-806.
- Rosen, Bruce, Shuli Brammli-Greenberg, Revital Gross, and Roger Feldman, “When Co-Payments for Physician Visits Affect Supply as Well as Demand: Findings from a Natural Experiment in Israel’s National Health Insurance System,” International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 2010; doi:10.1002/hpm.1039.
- Ph.D., Health Services Organization and Policy, University of Michigan 2008
- B.A., Brandeis University
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, 2008-2010
- Golberstein, E., Rhee, G., McGuire, T. (2015) Understanding Geographic Variation in Medicaid Services for People with Mental Illness. In press at Psychiatric Services.
- Golberstein, E., Busch, S.H., Zaha, R., Greenfield, S.F., Beardslee, W.R., Meara, E. (2014). The Effect of the Affordable Care Act’s Young Adult Insurance Expansions on Hospital-Based Behavioral Health Care. In press at American Journal of Psychiatry.
- Busch, S., Golberstein, E., Meara, E. (2014). ACA Dependent Care Coverage Provision Reduced High Out-of-Pocket Health Care Spending. Health Affairs 33(8):1361-1366.
- Busch, S., Golberstein, E., Meara, E. (2014). The FDA and ABCs: The Unintended Consequences of Antidepressant Warnings on Adolescent Human Capital Outcomes. Journal of Human Resources 49(3):540-571.
- Eisenberg, D., Golberstein, E., Whitlock, J. (2014). Peer Effects in Risky Behaviors. Journal of Health Economics 33(1):126-138.
- Meara, E., Golberstein, E., Zaha, R., Greenfield, S.F., Beardslee, W.R., Busch, S.H. Use of Hospital-based Services among Young Adults with Behavioral Health Diagnoses Before and After Health Insurance Expansions. JAMA: Psychiatry 71(4):404-411.
*On leave during Fall 2015
Dr. Gollust is a social scientist studying the intersections of communication, politics, and health policy. Her work examines the processes through which health information gets translated into the media, shapes public attitudes and opinions, and influences the health policy process. By describing the political, social, ethical, and psychological factors that moderate this process – and often pose as barriers – her research yields insight into how communication to the public and policymakers can be more effective. She has applied this research approach to several important public health challenges, including policies to address obesity, health disparities, the Affordable Care Act, and cancer screening and prevention. She weaves this expertise into her teaching in public health ethics and health policy analysis. From 2008 to 2010 she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Ph.D., Health Services Organization and Policy, University of Michigan, 2008
- B.A., Biology, Wesleyan University, 2001
Ethics, Health Communications, Obesity, Policy / Politics
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, 2008-2010
- Bioethics Fellow, National Institutes of Health, 2001-2003
- Rackham Pre-doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2007-2008
- Regents Fellowship, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2003-2006
- National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Intramural Research Award, 2003
- Phi Beta Kappa, 2001
- Gollust SE, Barry CL, Niederdeppe J. Americans’ Opinions about Policies to Reduce Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages. Preventive Medicine. 2014; 11(63C): 52-57.
- Kite H, Gollust SE, Callanan RA, Weisman SR, Benning SJ, Nanney MS. Uses of Research Evidence in the State Legislative Process to Promote Active Environments in Minnesota. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2014; 28(3 Suppl): S44-6.
- Gollust SE, Cappella JN. Understanding Public Resistance to Messages about Health Disparities. Journal of Health Communication. 2014; e-published 1/13/14.
- Gollust SE, Dwyer A. Ethics of Clinician Communication in a Changing Communication Landscape: Guidance from Professional Societies. Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monograph. 2013; 2013(47): 147-52.
- Gollust SE, Niederdeppe J, Barry C. Framing the Consequences of Childhood Obesity to Increase Public Support for Obesity Prevention Policy. American Journal of Public Health. 2013; 103(11): e96-102.
- Gollust SE. Obesity in Red and Blue: Understanding the Associations between Politics and Obesity. Preventive Medicine, 2013; 57(5): 436-7.
- Barry CL, Brescoll V, Gollust SE. Framing Childhood Obesity: How Individualizing the Problem Affects Public Support for Prevention. Political Psychology. 2013; 34(3): 327-349.
- Gollust SE, Attanasio L, Dempsey AM, Benson A, Fowler EF. “Policy Matters” – Political and News Media Factors in Shaping Public Awareness of the HPV Vaccine. Women’s Health Issues. 2013; 23(3): e143-51.
- Niederdeppe J, Gollust SE, Jarlenski M, Nathanson A, Barry CL. News Coverage of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes: Pro- and Anti- Tax Arguments in Public Discourse. American Journal of Public Health. 2013; 103(6): 392-8.
- Niederdeppe J, Bigman CA, Gonzales AL, Gollust SE. Communication about Health Disparities in the Mass Media. Journal of Communication. 2013; 63: 8-30.
- Barry CL, Niederdeppe J, Gollust SE. Framing the Debate over Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes: Results from a 2011 National Public Opinion Survey. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2013; 44(2):158-163.
- Barry CL, Gollust SE, Niederdeppe J. Are Americans Ready to Solve the Weight of the Nation? New England Journal of Medicine. 2012; 367(5): 389-91.
- Gollust SE, Eboh I, Barry CL. Picturing Obesity: Analyzing the Social Epidemiology of Obesity Conveyed through U.S. News Media Images. Social Science and Medicine. 2012. 74:1544-1551.
- Fowler EF, Gollust SE, Dempsey AF, Lantz PM, Ubel PA. Issue Emergence, Evolution of Controversy and Implications for Competitive Framing: The Case of the HPV Vaccine. International Journal of Press/Politics.2012; 17(2): 169-189.
- Gollust SE, Lynch J. Who Deserves Health Care? Effects of Causal Attributions and Group Cues on Public Attitudes about Responsibility for Health Care Costs. Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law. 2011; 36(6): 1061-95.
- Grande D, Gollust SE, Asch DA. Polling Analysis: Public Support for Health Reform Was Broader Than Reported and Depended on How Proposals Were Framed. Health Affairs 2011; 30(7):1242-9.
- Barry CL, Jarlenski M, Grob R, Schlesinger M., Gollust SE. News Media Framing of Childhood Obesity. Pediatrics 2011; 128(1):132-45.
- Gollust SE, Gordon ES, Zayac C, GriffinG, Christman MF, Pyeritz RE, Wawak L, Bernhardt BA. Motivations and Perceptions of Early Adopters of Personal Genomics: Perspectives from Research Participants. Public Health Genomics 2012; 15(1):22-30.
- Lynch J, Gollust SE. Playing Fair: Fairness Beliefs and Health Policy Preferences in the United States. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. 2010; 35(6): 849-87.
- Gollust SE, Lantz PM, Ubel PA. Images of Illness: How Causal Claims and Racial Associations Influence Public Preferences for Diabetes Research Spending. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. 2010; 35(6): 921-59.
- Gollust SE, Dempsey AM, Lantz PM, Ubel PA, Fowler EF. Controversy Undermines Support for State Mandates on the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. Health Affairs 2010; 11: 2041-2046.
- Gollust SE, Lantz PM, Ubel PA. The Polarizing Effect of News Media Messages about the Social Determinants of Health. American Journal of Public Health 2009; 99(12): 2160-7.
- Gollust SE, Lantz PM. Communicating Population Health: Print News Media Coverage of Type 2 Diabetes. Social Science and Medicine 2009; 69(7): 1091-8.
- Baum NM, Gollust SE, Goold SD, Jacobson PD. Ethical Issues in Public Health Practice in Michigan.American Journal of Public Health. 2009; 99(2):369-74.
Leslie Grant completed his Ph.D. from the University of California-San Francisco. His research specialties include environmental design for seniors; financing, organization, and delivery of long-term care; and environment assessment and program evaluation. His current research interests include organizational innovation and quality improvement in long-term care and environment, aging, and adaptation. He teaches courses in long-term care, health policy, health care ethics, and applied problem-solving in health care organizations.
- PhD, Human Development and Aging, University of California-San Francisco, 1986
- MS, Health and Medical Sciences, University of California-Berkeley, 1981
- MA, Architecture, University of California-Berkeley, 1978
- BA, Architecture, University of California-Berkeley, 1975
- Abraham J., Grant L.A. Leadership Competencies and Employee Satisfaction in Nursing Homes. Seniors Housing and Care Journal 16(1):11-23, 2008.
- Cutler L., Kane R.A., Degenholtz H.B., Miller M.J., Grant L. Assessing and Comparing Physical Environments for Nursing Home Residents: Using New Tools for Greater Research Specificity. The Gerontologist 46:42-51, 2006.
- Tornatore J.,Grant, L.A. Family Caregiver Satisfaction with the Nursing Home After Placement of a Relative With Dementia. The Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 42, 2004.
- Grant, L.A. Organizational Predictors of Family Satisfaction in Nursing Facilities. Seniors Housing and Care Journal 12(1):3-13, 2004.
- Tornatore, J.,Grant, L.A. Burden Among Family Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease in Nursing Homes. The Gerontologist 42(4)497-506, 2003.
- Creative Long-Term Care Administration, with G. Gordon and R. Stryker (eds.), 4th ed., Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Springfield, Illinois, 2003.
- The Nursing Home in American Society, with C. Johnson, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, 1985.
Dr. Huckfeldt received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. From 2009-2014 he was an associate and full economist at the RAND Corporation. His research focuses on health care organization, payment, and delivery; the economics of chronic disease management; and health insurance benefit design. He joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management in 2014.
• Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Davis, 2009
• B.A., Rice University, 2004
Health Policy & Management, Diabetes, Health Insurance, Health Care Organization, Health Insurance Benefit Design
Associate Economist, RAND Corporation 2009-2013
Full Economist, RAND Corporation, 2013-2014
The effects of vertical integration of health care providers on cost and quality of health care; use of preventive services under high deductible health plans; the relationship between diabetes and economic outcomes.
Lau, C., Alpert, A., Huckfeldt, P., Hussey, P., Auerbach, D., Liu, H., Sood, N., Mehrotra, A. (2014). Post-acute referral patterns for hospitals and implications for bundled payment initiatives. Healthcare. Forthcoming.
Huckfeldt PJ, Sood N, Escarce JJ, Grabowski DC, Newhouse JP. “Effects of Medicare Payment Reform: Evidence from the Home Health Interim and Prospective Payment Systems.” Journal of Health Economics. 34: 1-18
Sood N, Huckfeldt PJ, Grabowski DC, Newhouse JP, Escarce JJ. “The effect of prospective payment on admission and treatment policy: Evidence from inpatient rehabilitation facilities.” Journal of Health Economics. 2013; 32(5): 965-979.
Huckfeldt PJ, Sood N, Romley JA, Malchiodi A, Escarce JJ. “Medicare payment reform and provider entry and exit in the post-acute care market.” Health Services Research. 2013; 48(5): 1557-1580.
Sood N, Philipson TJ, Huckfeldt PJ. “Quantifying the Value of Personalized Medicines: Evidence from COX-2 Inhibitors.” Forum for Health Economics and Policy 2013; 16(1): 1-22.
Sood N, Wagner Z, Huckfeldt PJ, Haviland AM. “Price-shopping in Consumer-Directed Health Plans.” Forum for Health Economics and Policy 2013; 16(1): 1-19.
Grabowski DC, Huckfeldt PJ, Sood N, Escarce JJ, Newhouse JP. “Medicare postacute payment reforms have potential to improve efficiency of care, but may need changes to cut costs.” Health Affairs 2012; 31(9): 1941-50.
Huckfeldt PJ, Meeker D, Peters A, Guterman JJ, Diaz G, Goldman DP. “Diabetes Management For Low-Income Patients in Los Angeles: Two Strategies Improved Disease Control In The Short Term.” Health Affairs 2012; 31(1): 168-176.
Sood N, Huckfeldt PJ, Escarce JJ, Grabowski DC, Newhouse JP. “Medicare’s Bundled
Payment Pilot For Acute and Postacute Care: Analysis and Recommendations on Where to Begin.” Health Affairs 2011; 30(9): 1708-1717.
Robert Kane’s research deals with the health and long-term care of older persons; the relationship between acute and chronic care; and quality of care. His recent books deal with health care outcomes, geriatrics, chronic care provision, and the failure of the health care system. He directs the Center on Aging, the Clinical Outcomes Research Center, the Minnesota Area Geriatric Education Center, and an AHRQ-funded Evidence-based Practice Center. His current research examines long-term care provision, hospital care outcomes, and assessing quality of care. He teaches courses on health policy and quality of care.
- MD, Preventive Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 1965
- AB, Columbia College, 1961
- Director, Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center, 2002 to present
- Director, Center on Aging, University of Minnesota, 1994 to present
- Director, Clinical Outcomes Research Center, University of Minnesota, 1993 to present
- Minnesota Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 1989 to present
- Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School, 1985 to present
- Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 1985 to present
- Dean, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, 1985 to 1990
- Adjunct Professor, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, Los Angeles, CA, 1982 to 1985
- Professor in Residence, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, 1980 to 1985
- Associate Professor, then Professor, in Residence, Department of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 1978 to 1985
- Senior Researcher, The Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, 1977 to 1985
- University of Utah, Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, 1970 to 1977
- U.S. Public Health Service, Special Assistant to Regional Health Director, DHEW Region VIII, Denver, CO, 1970 to 1971
- U.S. Public Health Service, Service Unit Director, Indian Hospital, Shiprock, NM, 1969 to 1970
- University of Kentucky, Acting Coordinator, Senior Clerkship Program, Department of Community Medicine, Lexington, KY, 1968 to 1969
British Geriatric Society’s medal for the Relief of Suffering Amongst the Aged,2008 Enrico Greppi Prize, Italian Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics,2005 Inducted into University of Minnesota Academic Health Center’s Academy for Excellence in Health Research, 2004 Dutch Kastenbaum Outstanding Gerontologist Award (from Minnesota Gerontological Society), 2003 Fellow, Gerontological Society of America, 2000 Gerontological Society of America Polisher Award, 1998 David Solomon Honorary Lecture, UCLA, 1997 Jewish Homes for the Aging Applied Gerontological Research Award, 1992 American Society for the Aging President’s Award, 1991 Visiting Professor, UCLA, 1991 Visiting Professor, Fallon Geriatrics Program, 1990 American Public Health Association Gerontological Health Key Award, 1988 American Geriatrics Society Edward B. Henderson Memorial Lecture Award, 1987 Geriatric Medicine Academic Award, 1979-1984 WHO Traveling Fellowship, 1975
- Wang SY, Chu H, Shamliyan T, Jalal H, Kuntz KM, Kane, RL Virnig BA “Network Meta-analysis of Margin Threshold for Women with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ” J Natl Cancer Inst 104:1-10, 2012.
- Kane RL and DM Radosevich Conducting Health Outcomes Research, Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, Sudbury, MA, 2011.
- Kane RL and J Ouellette The Good Caregiver, Avery, New York, 2011.
- Kane RL “Finding the Right Level of Posthospital Care ‘We Didn’t Realize There Was Any Other Option for Him’” JAMA 305(3):284-293, 2011.
- Arling G, Abrahamson KA, Cooke V, Kane RL, Lewis T “Facility and Marketing Factors Affecting Transitions from Nursing Home to Community” Medical Care 49(9):790-796, 2011.
- Butler M, Forte MI, Joglekar SB, Swiontkowski MF, Kane RL “Evidence Summary: Systematic Review of Surgical Treatments for Geriatric Hip Fractures” J Bone Joint Surg Am 93(12):1104-1115, 2011.
- Kane RL, Shamliyan T, McCarthy T “Do Geriatric Healthcare Teams Work? Aging Health 7(6):865-876, 2011.
- Garrido MM, RL Kane, M Kaas, and RA Kane “Use of Mental Health Care by Community-Dwelling Older Adults” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 59(1):50-56, 2011.
- Shamliyan TA, RL Kane, MT Ansari, G Raman, ND Berkman, M Grant, G Janes, M Maglione, D Moher, M Nasser, KA Robinson, JB Segal, and S Tsouros “Development Quality Criteria to Evaluate Nontherapeutic Studies of Incidence, Prevalence, or Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases: Pilot Study of New Checklists” Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 64(6):637-657, 2011.
- Gaugler JE, MM Wall, RL Kane, JS Menk, K Sarsour, JA Johnston, K Schuh, and R Newcomer “Does Caregiver Burden Mediate the Effects of Behavioral Disturbances on Nursing Home Admission?” American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 19(6):497-506, 2011.
- Shamliyan TA, Johnson JR, Macdonald R, Shaukat A, Yuan JM, Kane RL et al “Systematic Review of the Literature on Comparative Effectivenss of Antiviral Treatments for Chronic Hepatitis B Infection” J Gen Intern Med 26(3):326-339, 2011.
- Wang, SY, Shamliyan T, Virnig BA, Kane RL “Tumor Characteristics as Predictors of Local Recurrence after Treatment of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ: A Meta-analysis” Breast Cancer Res Treat127(1):1-14, 2011.
- Schousboe JT, ML Davison, B Dowd, K Thiede Call, P Johnson, and RL Kane “Predictors of Patients’ Perceived Need for Medication to Prevent Fracure” Medical Care 49(3):273-280, 2011.
- Wysocki A, Butler M, Shamliyan T, Kane RL “Whole-body Vibration Therapy for Osteoporosis: State of the Science” Ann Intern Med 155(10):680-686, 2011.
- Butler M, RL Kane, D McAlpine, R Kathol, S Fu, H Hagedorn, and T Wilt “Does Integrated Care Improve Treatment for Depression? A Systematic Review” J Ambulatory Care Manage 34(2):113-125, 2011.
- Kane RL, TY Lum, RA Kane, P Homyak, S Parashuram, and A Wysocki “Does Home- and Community-Based Care Affect Nursing Home Use?” Journal of Aging & Social Policy 25(2):146-160, 2013.
- Lum TY, S Parashuram, TP Shippee, A Wysocki, ND Shippee, P Homyak, RL Kane, and JB Williamson “Diagnosed Prevalence and Health Care Expenditures of Mental Health Disorders Among Dual Eligible Older People” Gerontologist 53(2):334-344, 2013.
- Kane RL, A Wysocki, S Parashuram, T Shippee, and T Lum “Effect of Long-term Care Use on Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures for Dual Eligible and Non-dual Eligible Elderly Beneficiaries” Medicare & Medicaid Research Review 3(3):E1-E22, 2013.
- Shippee TP, C Henning-Smith, RL Kane, and T Lewis “Resident- and Facility-Level Predictors of Quality of Life in Long-Term Care” The Gerontologist doi:10.1093/geront/gnt148, advance access published December 17, 2013.
- Wysocki A, RL Kane, B Dowd, E Golberstein, T Lum, and T Shippee “Hospitalization of Elderly Medicaid Long-Term Care Users Who Transition from Nursing Homes” JAGS 62(1):71-78, 2014.
- Wysocki A, RL Kane, E Golberstein, B Dowd, T Lum, and T Shippee “The Association between Long-Term Care Setting and Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations among Older Dual Eligibles” Health Services Research 49(3):778-797, 2014.
Rosalie Kane received her doctorate from the University of Utah. Her current research addresses the quality of nursing home care and homecare, services allocation, evaluation of residential models that serve disabled elderly people, specialized programs for Alzheimer’s disease, and studies of family caregivers of disabled elderly. Professor Kane serves on numerous editorial boards and holds appointments in the School of Social Work and the Center for Biomedical Ethics.
- PhD, Social Work, University of Utah, 1975
- MS, Social Work, Simmons College, 1965
- BA, History/English Literature, University of Toronto, 1962
- Professor, Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota Professor, Graduate Faculty, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota Faculty Associate, Center for Biomedical Ethics, University of Minnesota Director, National Long-Term Care Resource Center, University of Minnesota
Previous Positions (Selected):
- Social Scientist, Behavioral Sciences Department, The Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, 1977 – 1985
- Visiting Professor, UCLA School of Social Welfare, 1984 – 1985
- Lecturer, UCLA School of Social Welfare, 1977 – 1984
- Fellow and Instructor, UCLA/USC Long-Term Care Gerontology Center, Department of Medicine, UCLA, 1979 – 1985
- Fellow, Andrew Norman Institute for Advanced Studies in Geriatrics and Gerontology, Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California (Topic: Toward Public Policy for Senile Dementia), 1983 – 1984
- Associate Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of Utah, 1976 – 1977
- Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of Utah, 1975 – 1976
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of Utah, 1974 – 1975
- Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of Utah, 1971 – 1973
Dutch Kastenbaum Award, Minnesota Gerontological Society, 2002 Received the Kent Award from the Gerontological Association of America, 1999 Was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Health Services Research Investigator Award, 1999 Delivered the Norman J and Alice Chapman Rubash Distinguished Lecture in Law and Social Work at University of Pittsburgh, 1998 Awarded the Annual President’s Award of the American Society on Aging, 1991 Senior Fellow, Brookdale National Fellowship Program, The Brookdale Foundation, New York, 1991 Fischer Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of North Texas, September 3-6, 1989, 1989 Social Worker of the Year, California Chapter, National Association of Social Workers, Region H, 1984 The Outstanding Alumni Award, on occasion of Tenth Anniversary of Granting of Doctoral Degrees at University of Utah School of Social Work, 1982 Alumni Recognition Award from Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work, 1977 Phi Kappa Phi, 1975
- Garrido, MM, Kane, RL, Kaas, M, & Kane, RA (2011). Use of Mental Health Care by Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 59 (1): 50-56.
- Garrido, MM, Kane, RL, Kaas, M, & Kane, RA (2009). Perceived Need for Mental Health Care Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 64B (6): 704-712.
- Cutler, LJ & Kane, RA (2009). Post-occupancy evaluation of a transformed nursing home. The first four Green House ® nursing homes. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 23 (4): 304-334.
- Kane, R L & Kane, RA (2009). We’ve Looked at Care from Both Sides Now: Effects of Alternative Evaluation Strategies on Study Conclusions. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 21 (3): 246-255.
- Kane, RA & Cutler, LJ (2009). Promoting Home-Like Characteristics and Eliminating Institutional Characteristics in Community-Based Residential Care Settings. Senior Housing & Care Journal, 17 (1): 15-37.
- Kane, RA & Kane, RL (2009). Impact of Genetic Testing for Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. New England Journal of Medicine, 361 (3): 298-299.
- Kane, RA (2009). Empowerment of Seniors and Paradigm Change: A Commentary on Haber’s Empowerment Paradigm. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 28 (3): 298-303.
- Bern-Klug, M., Kramer, KWO, Chan, G, Kane, RA, Dorfman, LT, & Saunders, JB (2009). Characteristics of Nursing Home Social Services Directors: How Common is a Degree in Social Work? Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 10 (1): 36-44.
- Kane, RA (2008). States as Architects and Drivers of Long-term Care Reform for Older People. Generations, 32 (3): 47-53.
- Lum, TY, Kane, RA, Cutler, LJ. & Yu, T-C (2008). Effects of Green House ® Nursing Homes on Resident Families. Health Care Financing Review, 30 (2): 37-51.
- Karlawish, J H T, Bonnie, R J, Appelbaum. PS, Lyketsos, C, Karlan, P, James, BD, Sabatino, JD, Lawrence, Knopman, D, & Kane, RA (2008). Identifying the Barriers and Challenges to Voting by Residents in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Settings. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 20 (1): 65-79.
- Kane, RA (2008). Providing Structured Opportunities for Nursing Home Residents to Choose Community Care. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56 (1): 163-165.
Pinar Karaca-Mandic, PhD., is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management. She is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Health Economics and Healthcare programs. She serves as an Associate Editor of Forum for Health Economics and Policy. Her research focuses on health insurance benefit design, health care regulations, insurance markets, pharmaceutical use, and medical technology diffusion. Her research has been published in leading economics, policy and medical journals. Her research has been funded by the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She is the recipient of a KO1 career grant from the National Institutes of Health through which she has been studying physician medical technology adoption. Dr. Karaca-Mandic received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of California-Berkeley in 2004, and her B.A, in economics and mathematics from Swarthmore College.
Economics, Health Care Reform, Health Policy & Management, Insurance, Prescription Drugs, Medical Devices
- Associate Professor with Tenure, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. 07/2014-present
- Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 09/14-present
- Associate Editor, Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 10/14-present
- Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. 09/2007-06/2014
- Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, 05/11-09/14
- Graduate Faculty, Department of Applied Economics,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. 12/2007-present
- Faculty Member, Minnesota Population Center,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. 03/2008-present
- Adjunct Economist, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA. 10/2007-7/2010
- Associate Economist, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA. 09/2004-09/2007
- Visiting Associate in Economics, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. 03/2006-08/2006
- Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, Health Economics Program and Health Care Program 2014-present
- Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2011-2014
- Selected Faculty Member, Delta Omega, Honorary Society in Public Health, 2011
- National Institutes of Health, K01 Career Grant, 09/2010-09/2015
- The Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2009 recognition by Corporate Practice Commentator, Vanderbilt University for “Going-Private Decisions and The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002″ (Teachers in corporate securities law were asked to select the best corporate and securities articles from a list of articles published and indexed in legal journals in 2009. More than 500 articles were on the list).
- Academic Health Center, Faculty Development Grant, University of Minnesota, 2010-2012
- Academic Progress Award, Graduate Division, UC Berkeley, Spring 2003.
- Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship, Graduate Division, UC Berkeley, Fall 2002.
- Continuing Student Fellowship, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley, 2001.
- Summer Fellowship, Graduate Division, UC Berkeley, 2001.
- Olin Foundation Research Assistantship, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002.
- Summer Workshop Award, Social Science Research Council, Summer 1999.
- First Year Fellowship, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley, 1998-1999.
- High Honors, Swarthmore College Honors Program, 1998.
- Adams Prize for the Best Empirical Economics Paper, Swarthmore College, 1998.
- Selected Member, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), 1997.
- Selected Member, Sigma Xi Honorary Scientific Society, 1996-1998.
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 1996.
- Boudreaux, M., Gonzales, G., Blewett L.A., Fried, B., Karaca-Mandic P., “Residential High Speed Internet among Those Likely to Benefit from an Online Health Insurance Marketplace”, Inquiry, In Press
- Karaca-Mandic, P., Graven, P., Feldman, R. “The Role of Agents and Brokers in the Market for Health Insurance”, Journal of Risk and Insurance, In Press
- Karaca-Mandic, P., Hirsch A., Rockson S., Ridner Sheila “The Cutaneous, Net Clinical, and Health Economic Benefits of Advanced Pneumatic Compression Devices in Patients with Lymphedema”, JAMA Dermatology, October 07, 2015
- P, Fulton B., Hollingshead A., Karaca-Mandic, Scheffler R. “Republican States Bolstered
Their Health Insurance Rate Review Programs Using Incentives From the Affordable Care Act”. Inquiry, September, 2015
- Karaca-Mandic P, Fulton B., Hollingshead A., Scheffler R. “States With Stronger Health Insurance Rate Review Authority Experienced Lower Premiums In The Individual Market In 2010-13”, Health Affairs, 2015 Aug 1;34(8):1358-67
- Ma P., Marinovic I., Karaca-Mandic P. Drug Manufacturers’ Delayed Disclosure of Serious and Unexpected Adverse Events to the US Food and Drug Administration”, JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Sep 1;175(9)
- Jena A., Ho O., Goldman D., Karaca-Mandic, P. “The impact of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration chlorofluorocarbon ban on out-of-pocket costs and use of albuterol inhalers among individuals with asthma, JAMA Internal Medicine, May, 2015
- Brayton K., Hirsch A., O’Brien P, Cheville A., Karaca-Mandic P., Rockson S. “Lymphedema Prevalence and Treatment Benefits in Cancer: Impact of a Therapeutic Intervention on Health Outcomes and Costs”, PLOS ONE, 2014, Dec; 9(12)
- Krinn K., Karaca-Mandic P., Blewett L. “State-Based Marketplaces Using Clearinghouse Plan Management Models are Associated with Lower Premiums”, Health Affairs, February 2015
- Lin C.W, Karaca-Mandic P., McCullough J., Weaver L. “Access to Oral Osteoporosis Drugs among Female Medicare Part D Beneficiaries “, 2014, Jul-Aug; 24(4)in Women’s Health Issues
- Jena, A., Goldman D., Weaver L, Karaca-Mandic, P. “Opioid Prescribing by Multiple Providers in Medicare: Retrospective Observational Study of Insurance Claims”, British Medical Journal, February 19, 2014
- Abraham J., Karaca-Mandic P., Simon K. “How has the Affordable Care Act’s Medical Loss Ratio Regulation Affected Insurer Behavior?,” forthcoming, Medical Care
- Przedworski, J.M., McAlpine D., Karaca-Mandic, P., VanKim N.A. “Health and health risks among sexual minority women: an examination of three subpopulations”, forthcoming, American Journal of Public Health
- Karaca-Mandic, P., Choi S., Lee J. Scal P. “Family Out-of-Pocket Health Care Burden and Children’s Unmet or Delayed Health Care”, Academic Pediatrics, 2014, 14(1):101-108
- Karaca-Mandic, P., Abraham J., Simon K. “Is the Medical Loss Ratio a Good Target Measure for Regulation in the Individual Market for Health Insurance?” forthcoming in Health Economics, Article first published online: 4 OCT 2013, doi: 10.1002/hec.3002
- Abraham J., Karaca-Mandic, P., Boudreaux M. “Sizing Up the Individual Market for Health Insurance: A Comparison of Survey and Administrative Data Sources”, Medical Care Research and Review, 2013, Aug; 70(4): 418-33
- Karaca-Mandic, P., Lee, J. “Hospitalizations and Fatalities in Crashes with Light Trucks”, Traffic Injury Prevention, 2013, June 14, DOI:10.1080/15389588.2013.803279
- Karaca-Mandic, P., Choi Yoo, S. Sommers B.D. “Recession Led to a Decline in Out-of-Pocket Spending For Children With Special Health Care Needs”, Health Affairs, 2013, June, 32(6)
- Jena A., Karaca-Mandic, P., Weaver L., Seabury S. “Predicting new diagnoses of human immunodeficiency virus infection using internet search engine data”, Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2013, 01/2013; DOI:10.1093/cid/cit022
- Karaca-Mandic, P., Swenson T., Abraham J., Kane B. “Association of Medicare Part D medication out-of-pocket costs with utilization of statin medications”, Health Services Research,2013 48(4): 1311-1333
- Ben-Ner, A, Karaca-Mandic, P., Ren, T. “Ownership and Quality in Markets with Asymmetric Information: Evidence from Nursing Homes”, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2012; Volume 12, Article 42
- Karaca-Mandic P., Jena A., Joyce G., Goldman, D “ Out-of-pocket medication costs, and the use of medications and health care services among children with asthma”, Journal of the American Medical Association, 2012; 307(12): 1284-1291
- Karaca-Mandic P., Abraham J., Phelps C. “How do Health Insurance Loading Fees Vary by Group Size?: Implications for Healthcare Reform”, International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, DOI: 10.1007/s10754-011-9096-4, 2011 Karaca-Mandic, Pinar
- Chen, Song, Karaca-Mandic, P, Levin R. “Who values information from a health plan Internet-based decision tool and why: a demographic and utilization analysis”, Health Services Research, DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2011.01309.x, 2011
- Karaca-Mandic, P. Norton E., Dowd B. “Interaction Terms in Non-Linear Models”, Health Services Research, DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2011.01314.x, 2011
- Karaca-Mandic P. “Role of Complementarities in Technology Adoption: The Case of DVD Players”, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, Volume 9, Issue 2 (2011), Page 179-210
- Karaca-Mandic, P., McCullough J., Mustaqeem S., Van Houten HK, Shah N., “The Impact of New Drugs and Biologicals on Colorectal Cancer Treatment and Costs”, joint issue of American Journal of Managed Care and Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP), doi: 10.1200/JOP.2011.000302 JOP May 2011 vol. 7 no. 3S e30s-e37s
- Kapur K., Karaca-Mandic P., Gates S. Fulton B. “Do Small Group Health Insurance Regulations Influence Small Business Size?”, Journal of Risk and Insurance. doi: 10.1111/j.1539- 6975.2011.01421.x, 2011
- Abraham JM., Karaca-Mandic, P., “Regulating the Medical Loss Ratio: Implications for the Individual Market”, American Journal of Managed Care, Vol. 17, Number 3, March 2011 (lead article)
- Karaca-Mandic P. Joyce G. Goldman D. Laouri M. “Cost Sharing, Family Health Care Burden, and the Use of Specialty Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis”, Health Services Research, 45: 1227–1250, 2010
- Gates S. Karaca-Mandic P., Burgdorf B., Kapur K. “Health Savings Accounts for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs: Shopping, Take-Up and Implementation Challenges”, Open Health Services and Policy Journal, 3,10-20, 2010
- Karaca-Mandic P., Ridgeway G. “Behavioral Impact of Graduated Driver Licensing on Teenage Driving Risk and Exposure”, Journal of Health Economics, Vol 29(1):48-61, 2010
- Kamar E., Karaca-Mandic P., Talley E. “Going-Private Decisions and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: A Cross-Country Analysis”, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 25(1):107-133, 2009
- Joyce G., Goldman D., Karaca-Mandic P., Lawless G. “Impact of Specialty Drugs on the Use of Other Medical services for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis”, American Journal of Managed Care, Vol.14 (12), 2008
- Gates S. Kapur K., Karaca-Mandic P. “Consumer-Directed Health Plans And Health Savings Accounts: Have They Worked for Small Businesses?”, Forum for Health Economics & Policy, Vol. 11: Iss. 2, 2008
- Joyce G., Goldman D., Karaca-Mandic P. Zheng Y. “Pharmacy Benefit Caps and the Chronically Ill”, Health Affairs, Vol 26. No. 5., 2007
- Goldman D., Joyce G., Karaca-Mandic P., Sood N. “Adverse Selection in Retiree Prescription Drug Plans”, Forum for Health Economics & Policy, Forum: Frontiers in Health Policy Research, Vol. 9, Issue 1, 2006
- Edlin A., Karaca-Mandic P. “The Accident Externality from Driving”, Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 114, No.51, 2006
- Goldman D., Joyce G., Karaca-Mandic P “Varying Pharmacy Benefits With Clinical Status: The Case of Cholesterol-Lowering Therapy”, American Journal of Managed Care, Vol.12, No.1 January 2006
- Karaca-Mandic P., Train K. “Standard Error Correction in Two-Stage Estimation with Nested Samples”, Econometrics Journal Vol. 6, No. 2, 2003
- Karaca, P. “The Object and the Study of Mathematics”, Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal, # 16, November 1997 (current journal name is Journal of Humanistic Mathematics).
Published Book Chapters/Reports/Editorials:
- Karaca-Mandic, P., Abraham J., Simon K., Feldman R. “Going into the Affordable Care Act: Measuring the Size, Structure and Performance of the Individual and Small Group Markets for Health Insurance”, forthcoming in the NBER Volume on Modeling and Measuring Healthcare Costs
- Abraham J., Karaca-Mandic, P., Choi S. “The ABC’s of Children’s Health: Potential Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, forthcoming, Cambridge University Press
- Abraham J., Karaca-Mandic, P. “The Performance of Private Health Insurers in the Commercial Market”, forthcoming in the Encylopedia of Health Economics, eds. Tony Culyer, Elsevier
- “Access and Outcomes” – An Editorial and Interview with Pinar Karaca-Mandic on her work exploring the relationship between medical technology and physicians, particularly the analysis of physician competition –featured in International Innovation, The Mechanics of Health, July 2013
- Karaca-Mandic, P., Abraham J. “Using Data From the National Association of Insurance Commissioners For Health Reform Evaluation”, State Health Reform Assistance Issue Brief, July 2013
- Karaca-Mandic, P. Lee J. “Trucks and SUVs in the Twin Cities Metro Area: How Dangerous Are They?” Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) Reporter, University of Minnesota, April 2012
- Kamar E., Karaca-Mandic P., Talley E “Sarbanes-Oxley and Small Firms: What is the Evidence?”, in In the Name of Entrepreneurship?: The Logic and Effects of Special Regulatory Treatment for Small Business, Susan M. Gates and Kristin Leuschner, Eds. DRR-4152-ICJ, 2007
- Gates S. Kapur K., Karaca-Mandic P. “State Health Insurance Mandates, Consumer Directed Health Plans and Health Savings Accounts: Are They a Panacea for Small Businesses?”, in In the Name of Entrepreneurship?: The Logic and Effects of Special Regulatory Treatment for Small Business, Susan M. Gates and Kristin Leuschner, Eds. DRR-4152-ICJ, 2007
I conduct research to inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policy that impacts reproductive-age women and their families. I am particularly interested in institutional and government policies affecting health care delivery, quality, and outcomes during the perinatal period. I also conduct research on policy impacts among special populations, including working mothers, racial and ethnic minorities, low-income women, and rural populations. My current research examines the measurement and improvement of maternity care quality, with a focus on vulnerable populations and geographic variations.
- Ph.D., Health Policy, Harvard University, 2009
- M.P.A., Public Policy and Administration, Princeton University, 2003
- B.A., International Relations and Spanish (summa cum laude), University of Minnesota, 1999
RESEARCH FINDINGS: DOULA COVERAGE
Medicaid Coverage of Doula Services in Minnesota: Findings from the first year: December 2015.
Disparities, Health Care Reform, Health Policy & Management, Maternal Health, Medicaid / Medicare, Policy / Politics, Quality of Care, Reproductive Health, Women’s Health
- Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2010 – present
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2009-2010
- Project Manager, Ibis Reproductive Health, Cambridge, MA, 2003-2005
- Consultant, Population Services International, Washington, DC, 2003
- Consultant, World Bank, Maputo, Mozambique, 2002
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor, Hopkins Public Schools, Hopkins, MN, 2000-2001
- Peace Corps Volunteer, United States Peace Corps, Inhambane Province, Mozambique, 1999-2000
- Health Affairs Top 15 Most-Read Articles in 2013 “Cesarean delivery rates vary 10-fold among US hospitals; reducing variation may address quality and cost issues.” (2014)
- Minnesota Population Center’s IHIS Research Award “National Trends in Health Insurance Coverage of Pregnant and Reproductive-Age Women, 2000-2009″ (2013)
- Honorable mention, Gibbs prize for the best article published in 2012 by the journal Women’s Health Issues for the paper “National Trends in Health Insurance Coverage of Pregnant and Reproductive-Age Women, 2000 to 2009.” (2013)
- Elected and inducted into the Pi Chapter of Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health (2013)
- University of Minnesota Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy (IDEA) Multicultural Research Award (2011)
- Harvard University Joan P. Curhan Citizenship Award (2009)
- Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (2006, 2008)
- Harvard University Graduate Prize Fellowship (2005-2009)
- Princeton University Benjamin R. Fielding Summer Internship Award (2002)
- Harry S. Truman Scholarship (1999)
- University of Minnesota A.I. Johnson Award for Public Service (1998)
- University of Minnesota Roger Page Freshman Leadership Award (1997)
- Kozhimannil KB, Hardeman RR, Alarid-Escudero F, Vogelsang CA, Blauer-Peterson C, Howell EA. Modeling the cost effectiveness of doula care associated with reductions in preterm birth and cesarean delivery. Birth, 2016 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print]
- Yang YT, Kozhimannil KB. Medication Abortion Through Telemedicine: Implications of a Ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2016 Jan 11. [Epub ahead of print]
- Kozhimannil KB, Thao V, Hung P, Tilden E, Caughey AB, Snowden J. Association between Hospital Birth Volume and Maternal Morbidity among Low-Risk Pregnancies in Rural, Urban, and Teaching Hospitals the United States. American Journal of Perinatology, 2016 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print]
- Kozhimannil KB, Casey M, Hung P, Prasad S, Moscovice I. Location of childbirth for rural women: Implications for maternal levels of care. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2015 Nov 29. [Epub ahead of print]
- Armstrong J, Kozhimannil KB, McDermott P, Srinivas SK, for the Health Policy Committee of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine. Comparing variation in hospital rates of cesarean delivery among low-risk women using three different measures. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2015 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print]
- Kozhimannil KB, Jou J, Gjerdingen DK, McGovern PM. Access to Workplace Accommodations to Support Breastfeeding, after the Affordable Care Act. Women’s Health Issues, 2016;26(1)3-16. Press coverage: Forbes magazine, Huffington Post, US News and World Report, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota Public Radio, KSTP TV (Minneapolis ABC Affiliate), Marketplace, MinnPost
- Kozhimannil KB, Casey M, Hung P, Han X, Prasad S, Moscovice IS. The Rural Obstetric Workforce in US Hospitals: Challenges and Opportunities. Journal of Rural Health, 2015;31(4):365-372. Press coverage: Minnesota News Network
- Kozhimannil KB, Attanasio LB, Yang YT, Avery MD, Declercq E. Midwifery care and patient-provider communication in maternity decisions in the United States. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 2015; 19(7):1608-15. Press coverage: Minneapolis Star Tribune, KSTP TV (Minneapolis ABC Affiliate), Minnesota News Network
- Wharam JF, Graves AJ, Kozhimannil KB. Navigating the Rise of High Deductible Health Insurance: Childbirth in the Bronze Age, JAMA, 2015;313(3):245-246.
- Kozhimannil KB, Kim H. Maternal Mental Illness. Science, 2014; 345(6198):755.
- Kozhimannil KB, Arcaya MC, Subramanian SV. Maternal Clinical Diagnoses and Hospital Variation in the Risk of Cesarean Delivery: Analyses of a National US Hospital Discharge Database. PLOS Medicine, 2014; 11(10): e1001745. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001745. Press coverage: WCCO TV (Minneapolis CBS Affiliate), KSTP TV (Minneapolis ABC Affiliate), Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, New York Daily News, Medical News Today.
- Kozhimannil KB, Attanasio LB, Jou J, Joarnt LK, Johnson PJ, Gjerdingen DK. Potential benefits of increased access to doula support during childbirth. American Journal of Managed Care, 2014; 20(8): e111-e121. Press coverage: KSTP TV (Minneapolis ABC Affiliate), Huffington Post.
- Kozhimannil KB, Macheras M, Lorch SA. Trends in childbirth before 39 weeks’ gestation without medical indication. Medical Care, 2014; 52(7):649-657. Press coverage: US News and World Report, Reuters, Web MD, WHYY Radio (Philadelphia National Public Radio affiliate), Science World Report, Headlines & Global News, Health Day, Medical Daily, Science World Report, Health Magazine online.
- Kozhimannil KB, Hung P, Prasad S, Casey M, Moscovice IS. Rural-urban differences in obstetric care trends, 2002-2010, and implications for the future. Medical Care, 2014;52(1):4-9. Press coverage: Kaiser Health News, Medscape, Medical X-press, Science Daily, Nurse.com.
- Kozhimannil KB, Law MR, Blauer-Peterson C, Zhang F, Wharam JF. The impact of high-deductible health plans on men and women: an analysis of emergency department care. Medical Care, 2013;51(8):639-45. Press coverage: New York Times, National Public Radio, MarketWatch/Wall Street Journal, Minneapolis Star Tribune, American Medical News, Chicago Tribune.
- Kozhimannil KB, Law MR, Virnig BA. Cesarean delivery rates vary 10-fold among US hospitals; reducing variation may address quality and cost issues. Health Affairs. 2013;32(3)527-535. Press coverage: New York Times, Kaiser Health News, ABC News, U.S. News and World Report, Huffington Post, Minnesota Public Radio, Star Tribune, KCBS Radio (San Francisco – CBS affiliate), KARE 11 TV (Minneapolis – NBC affiliate), MinnPost, WebMD, Consumer Reports, Medscape.
- Kozhimannil KB, Hardeman R, Attanasio L, Blauer-Peterson C, O’Brien M. Doula care and birth outcomes: the potential for improving care and reducing costs for diverse, low-income women. American Journal of Public Health, 2013;103(4): e113–e121. Legislation: Minnesota Senate File 699; Press coverage: Huffington Post, KSTP TV (Minneapolis – ABC affiliate), Star Tribune, MinnPost, Health Talk, Medscape, AJPH Blog, Daily Beast.
- Kozhimannil KB, Attanasio L, McGovern PM, Gjerdingen DK, Johnson PJ. Re-evaluating the relationship between prenatal work and birth outcomes: a policy-relevant application of propensity score analysis. Women’s Health Issues, 2013: 23(2)e77-e85. Press coverage: U.S. News and World Report, Minnesota Public Radio, WCCO (Minneapolis – CBS affiliate), Minneapolis Star Tribune.
- Kozhimannil KB, Adams AS, Soumerai SB, Busch AB, Huskamp HA. New Jersey’s efforts to improve postpartum depression care did not change treatment patterns for women on Medicaid. Health Affairs. 2011:30(2)293-301.Press coverage: New York Times, New Jersey Record, New Jersey Public Television, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Mental Health Weekly Digest.
- Kozhimannil KB, Pereira M, Harlow BL. Association between diabetes and perinatal depression among low-income mothers. JAMA 2009;301(8)842-847. Press coverage: Reuters, National Public Radio, Boston Globe, Chicago Sun-Times, WebMD, Medscape, Health Day, InsiderMedicine
Karen Kuntz received her master’s and doctorate, both in biostatistics, from the Harvard School of Public Health. She has been a leader, and has an outstanding reputation, in the field of medical decision making. She is the principal investigator of a Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) grant, funded by the National Cancer Institute, to evaluate national trends in colorectal cancer incidence and mortality. Other research interests include statistical evaluation of the obesity epidemic, the development of an asthma policy model, and evaluation of the impact of disparities in cancer-related outcomes.
- ScD, Biostatistics (Health Decision Sciences), Harvard School of Public Health, 1993
- MS, Biostatistics (Health Decision Sciences), Harvard School of Public Health, 1990
- BA, Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1983
Cancer: Screening, Cancer: Treatment & Outcomes, Decision Analysis
Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2006 to present Adjunct Professor of Decision Science, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 2006 to present Associate Professor of Decision Science, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 2000 to 2006 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1998 to 2006 Assistant Professor of Decision Science, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 1997 to 2000 Instructor in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1993 to 1998
President, Society for Medical Decision Making, 2004 to 2005 Harvard School of Public Health Mentoring Award, 2004 Vice President, Society for Medical Decision Making, 1999 to 2000 Lee Lusted Student Award, Society for Medical Decision Making, 1993 ENAR Student Award, Biometric Society, 1993 National Library of Medicine Medical Informatics Training Fellowship, 1989 to 1992
- De Gonzalez AB, Kim KP, Knudsen AB, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, Rutter CM, Smith-Bindman R, Yee J, Kuntz KM, van Ballegooijen M, Zauber AG, Berg CD. Radiation-related cancer risks from CT colonography screening: A risk-benefit analysis. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2011;196:816-23.
- Kuntz KM, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, Rutter CM, Knudsen AB, van Ballegooijen M, Savarino JE, Feuer EJ, Zauber AG. A systematic comparison of microsimulation models of colorectal cancer: The role of assumptions about adenoma progression. Med Decis Making 2011;31:530-539.
- van Ballegooijen M,Rutter CM, Knudsen AB, Zauber AG,Savarino J, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, Boer R, Feuer EJ, Habbena DF, Kuntz KM. Clarifying differences in natural history between models of screening: The case of colorectal cancer. Med Decis Making 2011;31:540-549.
- Elliott SP, Wilt TJ, Kuntz KM. Projecting the clinical benefits of adjuvant radiotherapy versus observation and selective salvage radiotherapy after radical prostatectomy: A decision analysis. Prostate Cancer and Prostetic Diseases 2011;14:270-277.
- Haug U, Kuntz KM, Knudsen AB, Hundt S, Brenner H. Sensitivity of immunochemical faecal occult blood testing for detecting left- versus right-sides colorectal neoplasia. Br J Cancer 2011; 104:1779-1785.
- Kuntz KM, Fenwick E, Briggs A. Appropriate cohorts for cost-effectiveness analysis: To mix or not to mix. Med Decis Making 2010;30:424-5.
- Bentley TGK, Kuntz KM, Ringel JS. Bias associated with failing to incorporate dependence on event history in Markov models. Med Decis Making 2010;30:651-660.
- Yeh JM, Chin H, Kuntz KM, Ezzati M, Goldie SJ. Cost-effectiveness of treatment and endoscopic surveillance of precancerous lesions to prevent gastric cancer. Cancer 2010;116:2941-53.
- Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, Kuntz KM, Knudsen AB,Wilschut J, Zauber AG, van Ballegooijen M. Stool DNA testing to screen for colorectal cancer in the Medicare population: A cost-effectiveness analysis. Ann Intern Med 2010;153:368-77.
- Knudsen AB, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, Rutter CM, Savarino JE, van Ballegooijen M, Kuntz KM, Zauber AG. Cost-effectiveness of computed tomographic colonography screening for colorectal cancer in the Medicare population. J Natl Cancer Inst 2010;102:1238-52.
- Wang S, Kuntz KM, Tuttle TM, Kane RL. Incorporating margin status information in treatment decisions for women with ductal carcinoma in situ: A decision analysis. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2010;124:393-402.
Donna McAlpine is a medical sociologist whose research focuses on alcohol, drug, and mental health care, and racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes and treatment. Recent research has examined access to psychiatric care, utilization of services and treatment outcomes for persons with severe mental illnesses, and the impact of changes in the health system. She is also involved in community-based participatory research focused on barriers to health care among cultural communities.
- PhD Rutgers University, Sociology 2001
- MA The University of Western Ontario, Sociology 1988
- BA The University of Western Ontario, Sociology 1986
Community-Based Research, Disparities, Mental Health, Sociology, Surveys
- Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2008 – Present
- Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2001 – 2008
- Research Associate, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy & Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1997 – 2001
- Butler, M, Kane, RL, McAlpine, D, Kathol, R, Fu, SS, Hagedorn, H, Wilt, T. 2011. “Does Integrated Care Improve Treatment for Depression?” Journal of Ambulatory Care Management 34:113-125.
- Mechanic, D, McAlpine, DD. 2011. “Aging and Mental Health: A Life Course Perspective,” inHandbook of the Sociology of Aging, Settersten, R.A.,and J. L. Angel (editors), New York: Springer.
- McAlpine, D, Boudreaux, M. 2010. “Managed Care,” in Encyclopedia of Family Health, Craft-Rosenberg and S. Pehler (editors). New York: Sage Publications.
- McAlpine, DD, Mechanic, D. 2010. “The Influence of Social Factors on Mental Health,” in Abou-Saleh, M., C. Katona,and A Kumar (editors), Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, 3rdEdition, Chichester UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
- Mechanic, D, McAlpine, DD. 2010. “The Sociology of Health Care Reform.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 51:5147-5159.
- Kathol, RG., Butler, M, McAlpine, DD, Kane, RL. 2010. “Barriers to Physical and Mental Condition Integrated Service Delivery: Lessons for Medical Homes.” Psychosomatic Medicine72:511-518.
- Davern, M, McAlpine, DD, Beebe, TJ, Ziegenfuss, J, Call, KT. 2010. “Are Lower Response Rates Hazardous to your Health Survey? An Analysis of Three State Health Surveys.” Health Services Research 45(5):1324-1336.
- Dagher, R, McGovern, P, McAlpine, D, Moen, P, Harman, J. 2008. “Postpartum Depression among Employed Women: A Psychosocial Stress Perspective,” in W. Hansson and E. Olsson (Ed.), New Perspectives on Women and Depression (pp. 55-77). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
- McAlpine, D D, Boyer, CA. 2007. “Sociological Traditions in the Study of Mental Health Services Utilization,” in Mental Health, Social Mirror, Bernice Pescosolido, Jane McLeod, and William R. Avison (Eds.), New York: Plenum Publishers.
- McAlpine, DD, Beebe, TJ, Davern, M, Call, K. 2007. “Agreement Between Self-reported and Administrative Race and Ethnicity Data Among Medicaid Enrollees.” Health Services Research 42(6 Pt 2):2373-88.
- Davern, M, McAlpine, D, Ziegenfuss, J, Beebe, TJ. 2007. “Are Surname Telephone Oversamples an Efficient Way to Better Understand the Health and Healthcare of Minority Group Members?”Medical Care 45(11):1098-104.
- McAlpine, DD, Wilson, AR. 2007. “The Obesity Epidemic: Are Primary Care Physicians Responding.” Medical Care 45(4):322-329.
- Beebe, T J, Davern, ME, McAlpine, DD, Ziegenfuss, JK. 2007. “Comparison of Two Within-Household Selection Methods in a Telephone Survey of Substance Abuse and Dependence.” Annals of Epidemiology 17(6):458-63.
- Rasmussen-Torvik, L J, McAlpine, DD. 2007. “Genetic Screening for SSRI Drug Response Among Those with Major Depression: Great Promise and Unseen Perils.” Depression & Anxiety 24:250-357.
Marshall McBean has worked as an infectious disease epidemiologist at the CDC in the United States and Africa. Before coming to the SPH, he was health commissioner for the State of Vermont, a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, and, most recently, chief of the epidemiology branch in the Office of Research at the Health Care Financing Administration. He is director of the Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC), which provides assistance and offers training workshops to researchers interested in using and accessing Medicare and Medicaid data. He is also involved in several studies using administrative data sets to evaluate the use of preventive services, access to care, and quality of care, particularly among elderly Americans.
- MSc, Social Medicine, University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 1976
- MD, Medicine, Harvard Medical, 1968
- BS, Biology, Yale College, 1964
- McBean AM, Yu X, Virnig BA. The use of preventive health services among ederly uterine cancer survivors. Am J of Ob Gy. 2008; 198(1)86.
- McBean AM, Yu, X, Virnig BA. Physician visits, patient comorbidities, and mammography use among elderly colorectal cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2007; 1:275-282.
- Yu, McBean AM, Caldwell DS, Unequal use of new technologies by race: the use of new prostate surgeries among elderly Medicare beneficiaries. J Urol, 2006; 175(5):1830-5 discussion 1835.
- McBean AM, Jung K, Hebert PL, Decreasing invasive pneumococcal disease in the elderly: a state-level analysis.Vaccine. 2006; 24(27-28):5609-14.
- Cooner F, Banerjee S, McBean AM. Modeling geographically referenced survival data with a cure fraction. Stat Methods Med Res. 2006; 15(4):307-24.
- McBean AM, Jung, K, Virnig, B. Improved care and outcomes among elderly Medicare managed care beneficiaries with diabetes. Am J Manag Care. 2005; 11(4):213-22.
- McBean AM, Hebert PL. New estimates of influenza-related pneumonia and influenza hospitalizations among the elderly. Int J Infect Dis. 2004; 8(4):227-35.
- McBean AM, Li S, Gilbertson DT, Collins AJ. Differences in diabetes prevalence, incidence, and mortality among the elderly of four racial/ethnic groups: whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians.Diabetes Care 2004; 27(10):2317-24.
Ira Moscovice received his Ph.D. in operations research from Yale University. He has research interests in rural health care and the impact of health policy on disadvantaged populations. His recent research projects include evaluations of the implementation and impact of rural health networks and managed care, an analysis of technology diffusion in rural areas, and an assessment of the quality of care provided by rural health professionals. Dr. Moscovice is director of the Rural Health Research Center. He co-teaches courses on health services research methods and health policy.
- PhD, Administrative Sciences, Yale University, 1976
- MS, Operations Research, Columbia University, 1971
- BSEE, Electrical Engineering, City College of New York, 1969
Health Care Organizations, Health Care Reform, Health Policy & Management, Policy / Politics, Quality of Care
- Division Head, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2008 – present
- Professor and Director, Rural Health Research Center, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1992 – present
- Professor and Associate Director, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1988 – 1996
- Associate Professor and Associate Director, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1984 – 1988
- Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1981 – 1984
- Visiting Professor, Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, 1997-1998
- Visiting Professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center 1990
- Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services and Center for Health Services Research, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, 1978 – 1981
- Research Associate, Department of Health Services and Center for Health Services Research, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, 1976 – 1978
- Mayo Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2008
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, 2002
- Distinguished Researcher Award, National Rural Health Association, 1992
- Klingner, J. and Moscovice, I. “Development and Testing of Emergency Department Patient Transfer Communication Measures,” Journal of Rural Health, 28:44-53, 2012.
- Hofer, A., Abraham, J., and Moscovice, I. “Coverage Expansion Under PPACA and Primary Care Utilization,” The Milbank Quarterly, 89:69-89, 2011.
- McCullough, J., Casey, M., Moscovice, I., and Burlew, M. “Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology by Rural Hospitals,” Journal of Rural Health, 27(3)329-337, 2011.
- McCullough, J., Casey, M., Moscovice, I., and Prasad, S. “The Effect of Health Information Technology on Quality in U.S. Hospitals,” Health Affairs, 29:647-654, 2010.
- Davidson, G., Belk, K., and Moscovice, I. “The Impact of Nurse Staffing on Hospital Quality,” (pp. 167-189) in The Performance of a National Health Workforce, (J. Moore et al., Eds), World Health Organization and the European Commission, Paris, France, 2010.
- Wholey, D., Gregg, W., and Moscovice, I. “Public Health Systems: A Social Networks Perspective,”Health Services Research, 44:1842-1862, 2009.
- Klingner, J., Moscovice, I., Tupper, J., Coburn, A., and Wakefield, M. “Implementing Patient Safety Initiatives in Rural Hospitals,” Journal of Rural Health, 25:352-357, 2009.
- Tupper, J., Coburn, A., Loux, S., Moscovice, I., Klingner, J., and Wakefield, M. “Strategies for Improving Patient Safety in Small Rural Hospitals,” AHRQ Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, 2:1-11, 2008.
- Casey, M., Wholey, D., and Moscovice, I. “Rural ED Staffing and Participation in Emergency Certification and Training Programs,” Journal of Rural Health, 24:253-262, 2008.
- Davidson, G., Moscovice, I., and Remus, D. “Hospital Size, Uncertainty, and Pay-for-Performance,”Health Care Financing Review, 29:1-13, 2007.
- Casey, M., Wakefield, M., Coburn, A., Moscovice, I., and Loux, S. “Prioritizing Patient Safety Interventions in Small Rural Hospitals,” The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 32:693-702, 2006.
- Casey, M., Moscovice, I., and Davidson, G. “Pharmacist Staffing, Technology Use, and Implementation of Medication Safety Practices in Rural Hospitals,” Journal of Rural Health, 24:321-330, 2006.
- Moscovice, I. and Boisvert, S. “Quality in Rural Healthcare Settings,” Journal for Healthcare Quality, 28:33-36, 2006.
- Virnig, B., Ma, H., Hartman, L., Moscovice, I., and Carlin, B. “Access to Home-Based Hospice Care for Rural Populations: Identification of Areas Lacking Service,” Journal of Palliative Medicine, 9:1292-1299, 2006.
John A. Nyman is an economist with research interests in cost-effectiveness analysis, health insurance theory, nursing home behavior and policy, physician behavior, and gambling as a public health concern. His interest in cost-effectiveness analysis has led to a series of studies on the cost-effectiveness of workplace health promotion programs and the establishment of a CDC-funded center at the University of Minnesota for studying the effectiveness of such programs. In addition to this center, he is currently providing cost-effectiveness expertise on a number of other evaluations of new technologies. With regard to health insurance theory, Dr. Nyman has developed an alternative theory for explaining the demand for health insurance. He is currently finishing up AHRQ- and NIH-funded projects based on that theory to decompose moral hazard spending into its efficient and inefficient portions. Dr. Nyman teaches courses in health economics and cost-effectiveness analysis at the graduate level and in 2005, he was honored for teaching excellence with the Leonard M. Schuman Excellence in Teaching Award from the School of Public Health. He is the author of The Theory of Demand for Health Insurance (Stanford, 2003).
- PhD, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1984
- MS, Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- MA, History, University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana
- BA, History, Lawrence University
Aging/Long-Term Care, Decision Analysis, Economics, Health Policy, Insurance, Cost Effectiveness Analysis
- Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, July 1988 to present
- Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Hospital and Health Administration, College of Medicine, University of Iowa, June 1984 – August 1988
- Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Illinois State University, August 1981 – June 1984
- 2005 Leonard M. Schuman Excellence in Teaching Award from the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
- 1993 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Program for Hospital and Health Care Administration, University of Minnesota
- 1987 – 88 Burlington-Northern Faculty Achievement Award, The University of Iowa. This university-wide competitive award was “made in recognition of excellence in classroom teaching and professional scholarship…which directly enhance[s] the effectiveness of the nominee’s teaching the subject content of her or his field.”
Selected Research Studies on the Following Topics:
- Nyman, John A. and Robert A. Connor. “Do Case-Mix Adjusted Nursing Home Reimbursements Actually Reflect Costs? Minnesota’s Experience.” Journal of Health Economics vol. 13, no. 2, July 1994, pp. 145-162.
- Nyman, John A. “The Private Demand for Nursing Home Care,” Journal of Health Economics vol. 8, no. 2, June 1989, pp. 209-231.
- Nyman, John A., and Dennis L. Bricker. “Profit Incentives and Technical Efficiency in the Production of Nursing Home Care,” Review of Economics and Statistics vol. 71, no. 4, November 1989, pp. 586-594.
- Nyman, John A. “The Marginal Cost of Nursing Home Care: New York, 1983,” Journal of Health Economics vol. 7, no. 4, December 1988, pp. 393-412.
- Nyman, John A. “Excess Demand, the Percentage of Medicaid Patients and the Quality of Nursing Home Care,” Journal of Human Resources vol. 23, no. 1, Winter 1988, pp. 76-92.
- Nyman, John A. “Prospective and ‘Cost-Plus’ Medicaid Reimbursement, Excess Demand, and the Quality of Nursing Home Care.” Journal of Health Economics vol. 4, no. 3, September 1985, pp.237-259.
Health insurance theory:
- Nyman, John A. “Health Plan Switching and Attrition Bias in the RAND Health Insurance Experiment,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law vol. 33, no. 2, April 2008, pp. 309-17
- Nyman, John A. “American Health Policy: Cracks in the Foundation,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law vol. 32, no. 5, October 2007, pp. 759-783.
- Nyman, John A. The Theory of Demand for Health Insurance. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003.
- Nyman, John A. “The Economics of Moral Hazard Revisited,” Journal of Health Economics, vol. 18, no. 6, December 1999, pp. 811-824.
- Nyman, John A. “The Value of Health Insurance: The Access Motive,” Journal of Health Economics, vol. 18, no. 2, April 1999, pp. 141-152.
- Nyman, John A., Molly Moore Jeffery, Eric Jutkowitz, Jean M. Abraham, Bryan E. Dowd. “The Three Year Disease Management Effect: Understanding the Positive Return on Investment,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 55, no. 11, November 2013, pp. 1356-65.
- Nyman, John A., Jean M. Abraham, William Riley. “The Effect of Consumer Incentives on Well-Child Visit Guideline Compliance,” Inquiry, vol. 50, no. 1, spring 2013, pp. 47-56.
- Nyman, John A. “Productivity Costs Revisited: Towards a New U.S. Policy,” Health Economics vol. 21, no. 12, December 2012, pp. 1387-1401.
- Nyman, John A. “Measurement of QALYs and the Welfare Implications of Survivor Consumption and Leisure Forgone,” Health Economics, vol. 20, no. 1, January 2011, pp. 56-67.
- Nyman, John A., Jean M. Abraham, Molly Moore Jeffrey, Nathan A. Barleen. “The Effectiveness of a Health Promotion Program after Three Years: Evidence from the University of Minnesota,” Medical Care vol. 50, no. 9, September 2012, pp. 772-778.
- Nyman, John A., Nathan A Barleen, Phatta Kirdruang. “Quality-adjusted Life Years Lost from Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries,” Medical Decision Making vol. 28, no. 6, November-December 2008, pp. 819-828.
- Nyman, John A., Nathan A. Barleen, Bryan E. Dowd, Daniel W. Russell, Stephen Joel Coons, Patrick W. Sullivan. “Quality-of-Life Weights for the US Population: Self-Reported Health Status and priority Health Conditions, by Demographic Characteristics,” Medical Care vol. 45, no. 7, July 2007, pp. 618-28.
- Nyman, John A. “Should the Consumption of Survivors be Included as a Cost in Cost-Utility Analysis?” Health Economics vol. 13, no. 5, May 2004, pp. 417-427.
- Nyman, John A., Melissa S. Martinson, David Nelson, Sean Nugent, Dorothea Collins, Janet Wittes, Carol L. Fye, Timothy J. Wilt, Sander J. Robins, Hanna Bloomfield Rubins. “Cost Effectiveness of Gemfibrozil for Coronary Patients with Low Levels of High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol,” Archives of Internal Medicine vol. 162, no. 2, January 28, 2002, pp.177-184.
- Nyman, John A., Willard G. Manning, Simonetti Samuels and Bernard F. Morrey. “Can Specialists Reduce Care Costs? The Case of Orthopaedic Surgeons,” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research no. 350, 1998, pp. 257-267.
- Nyman, John A., Muhammad R. Akhtar, Roger Feldman. “Does Revealing the Parameters that Trigger Review of Medicare Claims Change Provider Behavior? Results of the Parameter Release Study,” Medical Care, vol. 33, no. 10, October 1995, pp. 1022-1034.
- Nyman, John A., Roger Feldman, Colleen Grogan, Janet Shapiro, David Link. “Changing Physician Behavior: Does Medical Review of Part B Medicare Claims Make a Difference?” Inquiry vol. 27, no. 2, Summer 1990, pp. 127-137.
Gambling as a public health concern:
- Nyman, John A., Bryan E. Dowd, Jahn K. Hakes, Ken Winters, Serena King. “Work and Non-Pathological Gambling,” Journal of Gambling Studies vol. 29, 2013, pp. 61-81.
- Nyman, John A., John W. Welte, Bryan E. Dowd. “Something for Nothing: A Model of Gambling Behavior,” Journal of Socio-Economics vol. 37, no. 6, December 2008, pp. 2492-2504.
- Nyman, John A. “Is the Gambler’s Fallacy Really a Fallacy?” Journal of Gambling Business and Economics vol. 1, no. 3, 2007. pp. 165-70.
Sandra Potthoff has a master’s degree and Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She researches health care delivery systems improvement for patient safety and quality, and evaluating the impact of telemedicine on health and utilization outcomes of the elderly. She teaches in the areas of operations research and quality in health care; problem solving in health service organizations; information uses in longterm care; and interprofessional teamwork in health care. She is on the editorial boards of Health Care Management Science and Health Administration Press and is a board member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
- PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991
- MS, Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1984
- BA, Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980
Aging / Long-Term Care, Decision Analysis, Health Care Organizations, Health Policy & Management, Informatics, Quality of Care
1998 Vice President of Health Applications Section, INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences). 1999 President of Health Applications Section, INFORMS. Board Member, Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), 2005 – present; 2006 Annual Conference Chair; Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI); Health Administration representative on the Health Professions Education Collaborative Governing Council, 2005-present
1995 Delta Omega Honorary Society (Public Health). 1995 Listed in Faulkner and Gray’s (1995) The Health Care 1500, A Guide to the Most Influential Health Policymakers, Industry Leaders, Researchers, Academics, and Organizations in the United States, for health outcomes research. 2002 Excellence in Teaching Award voted by Master of Healthcare Administration Class of 2002. 2003 Faculty of the Year voted by Student Board of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Professions (CHIP), University of Minnesota Student Group to promote interdisciplinary interaction among health professions students.
- Bearinger LH, Pettingell, SL, Resnick MD, Potthoff SJ. Reducing weapon-carrying among urban American Indian young people. Journal of Adolescent Health, 47(1):43-50, 2010.
- Wang WY, Gupta D, Potthoff S. On evaluating the impact of flexibility enhancing strategies on the performance of nurse schedules. Health Policy, 93(2-3):188-200, 2009.
- Pettingell, SL, Bearinger LH, Skay CL, Resnick MD, Potthoff SJ, Eichhorn J. Protecting urban American Indian young people from suicide. American Journal of Health Behavior, 32(5):465-476, 2008.
- Johnson AW, Potthoff S., Carranza L, Swenson HM, Platt CR, Rathbun JR. Clarion: a novel interprofessional approach to health care education. Academic Medicine, 81(3):252-256, 2006.
- Finkelstein S, Speedie S, Potthoff, S. Home telehealth improves clinical outcomes at lower cost for home health care. Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 12(2):128-136, 2006.
- Gupta D, Potthoff S, Blowers D, Corlett J. Performance Metrics for Advanced Access: Lessons from a Case Study. Journal of Healthcare Management, 51(4):246-258, 2006.
- Bearinger L, Erickson S, Potthoff S, Resnick M, Skay C, Eichhorn J. Violence perpetration among urban American Indian youth: can offset protect risk? Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 159(3):270-277, 2005.
- Kane R, Wall M, Potthoff S, Stromberg K, Dai Y, Meyer Z. The effect of alcoholism treatment on medical care use. Medical Care, 42(4): 395-402, 2004.
- Wall M, Stromberg K, Potthoff S, Kane R. Alcoholism treatment episodes validly defined using mental health care utilization records. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 57: 373-380, 2004.
- Finkelstein S, Speedie S, Demiris G, Veen M, Lundgren J, Potthoff S. TeleHomeCare: quality, perception, satisfaction. Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 10(2):122-128, 2004.
- Kane R, Wall M, Potthoff S, McAlpine D. Isolating the effect of alcoholism treatment on medical care use. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 65(6):758-765, 2004.
Richard Priore has more than twenty years experience leading and developing complex acute and ambulatory care organizations. His experience spans the investor-owned, not-for-profit, and military communities in regional integrated health systems, academic medical centers, physician-owned hospitals, and multispecialty group practices.
His leadership roles include COO and CEO for several general acute care and specialty hospitals, chief business development officer for a three-hospital system, regional VP for a five-hospital system, and founding director for a large integrated multispecialty service line and group practice. He most recently served as a managing director for Hunter Partners, a leading hospital turnaround, performance improvement, and interim management firm.
- Doctor of Science, Health Systems Management, Tulane University, 2013
- Master of Science, Health Administration, Baylor University, 1999
- Master of Arts, Public Administration
- Managing Principal, Caldwell Butler & Association, 2014-present
- Managing Director, Hunter Partners, 2012-14
- Interim Chief Operating Officer, St. Mary’s Hospital, Passaic, New Jersey, 2012-13
- VP & Chief Development Officer, Nix Health System, San Antonio, Tex. 2010-12
- Regional VP, Cardiovascular Services, Baptist Health System, San Antonio, Tex. 2009-10
Managerial Accounting for Health Services
Operations of Clinical Service Lines in Health Systems
Priore is board certified and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and a Fellow and Certified Medical Practice Executive in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE).
Sripriya Rajamani received her Ph.D. in health informatics from University of Minnesota. She holds a medical degree from India and MPH from University of Minnesota. Her research interests are in public health informatics, impact of information technology in public health practice and population health, adoption and use of standards and trying to measure and understand the impact of interoperability. She has been a practicing public health informatician with the state health agency and has been involved with state e-health (Minnesota e-Health Initiative) activities.
- Ph.D., Health Informatics, University of Minnesota, 2005
- MPH., School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2000
- MBBS., Stanley Medical College, The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, India
Public Health Informatics, e-Health, Standards and Interoperability
- Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. Mar 2014 – present
- Adjunct Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota. 2010 – present
- Research Scientist and Senior Health Informatician, Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) and Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) Program, Minnesota Department of Health. 2007 – Mar 2014
- Health Informatics Consultant. 2006
- National Library of Medicine (NLM) Informatics Fellow, Division of Health Informatics, University of Minnesota. 2000 – 2005
- Research Assistant, Division of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health. 1998 – 2000
- Superior Sustained Performance Award, Minnesota Department of Health, 2013
- Best Poster Award, Public Health Informatics Conference, 2011
- IPHIE (International Partnership in Health Informatics Education) Master Class Fellowship Award, Health Informatics Program, 2003
- National Library of Medicine Fellowship, 2000 – 2005
- Barbara Ann Walton Spradley Leadership Award, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2000
- Elected to Delta Omega, The Honorary Public Health Society, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 2000
- Graduate Fellowship and Excellence Award, Farmington Health Center, University of Connecticut, 1996
- Arzt N, Emerson E, Rajamani S, McGee K. Consumer Access to Immunization Information Systems: Public Health and Patient Empowerment. Journal of Healthcare Information Management. Winter 2014, Volume 28 (No:1).
- LaVenture M, Rajamani S, Fritz J. Integrating the Public Health Perspective. IOM. 2011. Digital Infrastructure for the Learning Health System: The Foundation for Continuous Improvement in Health and Health Care: Workshop Series Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
- Minnesota e-Health Initiative. Standards Recommended to Achieve Interoperability in Minnesota Guide 2: Updated August 2011 (earlier releases in 2008, 2009, 2010). Authored by Rajamani S, Edited by MDH Office of Health Information Technology and MN e-Health Standards workgroup. Available at http://www.health.state.mn.us/e-health/standards/g2standards2011.pdf
- Westra B, LaVenture M, Wills B, Rajamani S. Chapter 14. Case Study 14D. Minnesota e-Health Initiative. In Nursing and Informatics for the 21st Century: An International Look at Practice, Education and EHR Trends, Second Edition (2010). Edited by Charlotte Weaver, PhD, MSPH, RN, FHIMSS; Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI; Patrick Weber, MA, RN; and Robyn L. Carr, RGON
- Fritz J, Rajamani S, LaVenture M, Brand B, Robic D. Developing a Public Health Informatics Profile: A Toolkit for State and Local Health Departments to Assess their Informatics Capacity. 2009. Available at http://www.phii.org
- McBean AM, Rajamani S. Increasing Rates of Hospitalization Due to Septicemia in the US Elderly Population, 1986 –97. The Journal of Infectious Diseases 2001; 183: 596-603.
Todd Rockwood received a Ph.D. in sociology from Washington State University. He specializes in outcomes research, measurement error in survey research, complex organizations and decision making, and scale development. His research in measurement development has been in diverse populations, from adults experiencing fecal incontinence to children with cancer. His work on measurement error in survey research has focused on traditionally identified sources of error with an emphasis on comparisons between mail and telephone administration.
- PhD, Sociology, Washington State University, 1994
- MA, Sociology, Washington State University, 1988
- BS, Social Work, Utah State University, 1986
Behavior & Health, Clinical Research, Disparities, Outcomes / Measures, Research Methods, Sociology, Surveys
Outcomes research; organization (structure/process) of health care delivery relative to patient outcomes; measurement error in survey research; scale development
Quality of Life Scales
Fecal Incontinence Quality of Life Instrument (FIQL)
Document includes instrument and SAS code to score the FIQL
Fecal Incontinence Severity Index (FISI)
Document includes instrument, scoring examples and SAS code to score the FISI
- Beebe, T. J., M. E. Davern, D. D. McAlpine, K. T. Call and T. H. Rockwood (2005). “Increasing response rates in a survey of Medicaid enrollees: the effect of a prepaid monetary incentive and mixed modes (mail and telephone).” Medical Care 43(4): 411-4.
- Davern, M., T. H. Rockwood, R. Sherrod and S. Campbell (2003). “Prepaid monetary incentives and data quality in face-to-face interviews: Data from the 1996 survey of income and program participation incentive experiment.” Public Opinion Quarterly 67: 129-147.
- Rockwood, T. H., R. L. Sangster and D. A. Dillman (1997). “The effect of response categories on questionnaire answers: context and mode effects.” Sociological Methods and Research 26(1): 118-140. Measurement/Outcomes
- Rockwood, T. H. (2004). “Incontinence severity and QOL scales for fecal incontinence.” Gastroenterology 126: S106-S113.
- Rockwood, T. H., J. M. Church, J. W. Fleshman, R. L. Kane, C. Mavrantonis, A. G. Thorson, S. D. Wexner, D. Bliss and A. C. Lowry (2000). “Fecal Incontinence Quality of Life Scale: quality of life instrument for patients with fecal incontinence.” Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 43(1): 9-16; discussion 16-7.
- Rockwood, T. H., J. M. Church, J. W. Fleshman, R. L. Kane, C. Mavrantonis, A. G. Thorson, S. D. Wexner, D. Bliss and A. C. Lowry (1999). “Patient and surgeon ranking of the severity of symptoms associated with fecal incontinence: the fecal incontinence severity index.” Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 42(12): 1525-32.
- Shaw, M. J., N. J. Talley, T. J. Beebe, T. Rockwood, R. Carlsson, S. Adlis, A. M. Fendrick, R. Jones, J. Dent and P. Bytzer (2001). “Initial validation of a diagnostic questionnaire for gastroesophageal reflux disease.” American Journal of Gastroenterology 96(1): 52-7
Nathan D. Shippee earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from Purdue University. After completing a Fulbright research fellowship, he worked as a Research Fellow, and then Assistant Professor, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. His primary research agenda focuses on patient complexity in chronic disease management, mental/behavioral health, and health care disparities. In particular, Dr. Shippee is interested in how health care delivery and payment transformation can address challenges surrounding complex patients. Dr. Shippee is the organizer of the annual Minnesota Health Services Research Conference and faculty and Director of Outreach for the Research Data Assistance Center and teaches courses on methods and outcomes research.
- PhD, Sociology, Purdue University, 2008
- MS, Sociology, Purdue University, 2005
- BA, Sociology, Minnesota State University Moorhead, summa cum laude, 2003
Chronic disease management; Disparities; Mental/behavioral health; Outcomes research; Practice-based evaluation; administrative data; qualitative and quantitative methods
- Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. 2012 – present
- Assistant Professor of Health Services Research, School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic 2011-12
- Research Associate, Division of Health Care Policy and Research, Mayo Clinic 2011-12
- Research Fellow, Division of Health Care Policy and Research, Mayo Clinic 2010-11
- Visiting Assistant Professor, St. Norbert College (De Pere, WI), 2010
- Research grantee/Fellow, Fulbright Program, 2008-09
- Doctoral candidate/Graduate Instructor, Dept. of Sociology, Purdue University, 2005-08
- Research Fellowship in Health Services Research, Mayo Clinic, 2010-11
- Honor Decoration, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast Legislature, Ukraine, 2009
- Fulbright research fellowship, 2008-09
- Ross Graduate Fellowship, Purdue University, 2003-04
- Robert C. Byrd National Honors Scholarship, 1999-03
Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ZlUGIgIAAAAJ&hl=en
Selected Publications (from over 30 peer-reviewed publications, as well as state and federal agency reports)
Shippee ND, Domecq Garces JP, Prutsky Lopez GJ, Wang Z, Elraiyah TA, Nabhan M, et al. Patient and service user engagement in research: a systematic review and synthesized framework. Health Expectations. 2015;18(5):1151-66.
Shippee N, Allan S, Leppin A, May C, Montori VM. Attaining minimally disruptive medicine: context, challenges and a roadmap for implementation.The journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. 2015;45(2):118-22.
Shippee ND, Shippee TP, Hess EP, Beebe TJ. An observational study of emergency department utilization among enrollees of Minnesota Health Care Programs: financial and non-financial barriers have different associations. BMC health services research. 2014;14(1):1.
Shippee ND, Rosen BH, Angstman KB, Fuentes ME, DeJesus RS, Bruce SM, et al. Baseline screening tools as indicators for symptom outcomes and health services utilization in a collaborative care model for depression in primary care: a practice-based observational study. General hospital psychiatry. 2014;36(6):563-9.
Shippee ND, Hall K, Zeglin J, O’Donnell B, Virnig BA. Medication use among Medicare beneficiaries with medical and psychiatric conditions, 2009-2011. AHRQ Data Points Report. 2014.
Leppin AL, Gionfriddo MR, Kessler M, Brito JP, Mair FS, Gallacher K, et al. Preventing 30-day hospital readmissions: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. JAMA internal medicine. 2014;174(7):1095-107.
Shippee ND, Shah ND, Angstman KB, DeJesus RS, Wilkinson JM, Bruce SM, et al. Impact of collaborative care for depression on clinical, functional, and work outcomes: a practice-based evaluation. The Journal of ambulatory care management. 2013;36(1):13-23.
Shippee ND, Shah ND, May CR, Mair FS, Montori VM. Cumulative complexity: a functional, patient-centered model of patient complexity can improve research and practice. Journal of clinical epidemiology. 2012;65(10):1041-51.
Shippee ND, Pintor JK, McAlpine DD, Beebe TJ. Need, Availability, and Quality of Interpreter Services among Publicly Insured Latino, Hmong, and Somali Individuals in Minnesota. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved. 2012;23(3):1073-81.
Shippee ND, Call KT, Weber W, Beebe TJ. Depression, access barriers, and their combined associations with unmet health needs among publicly insured individuals in Minnesota. Society and Mental Health. 2012;2(2):85-98.
Tetyana Shippee’s research focuses on two main topics: 1) long-term care and aging and 2) racial disparities in health and health care. Key concepts in my work include cumulative inequality theory, which I co-authored (Ferraro and Shippee 2009), and patient-centered measures, including quality of life and social engagement. As part of my work on quality of life in long-term care settings, I lived in a Continuing Care Retirement Community for two years, using intensive qualitative methods to study transitions between levels of care and resident adjustment.
- Dual-Title Ph.D., Sociology and Gerontology, Purdue University, 2008
- M.S., Sociology; minor, Gerontology, Purdue University, 2005
- Jurist, Civil Law, Precarpathian National University, Ukraine, 2004
- B.A., Sociology, Lee University, 2003
Aging / Long-Term Care, Health Disparities, Measures, Quality of Life, Quality of Care, Women’s Health
- Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. 2010 – present
- Graduate Faculty, Center on Aging and the Life Course, Gerontology Minor, University of Minnesota. 2010-present
- Research Associate, Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue University. 2008-2010
- Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Sociology, Purdue University. 2006-2008
- Research Assistant, Center on Aging and the Life Course and Department of Sociology, Purdue University. 2003-2007. Assisted Professor Kenneth F. Ferraro
- Best Paper Abstract Award from Academy Health Long Term Care Supports and Services Interest Group, 2014
- Multicultural Research Award from the University of Minnesota Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy (IDEA), 2014
- Best Poster Award from the Clinical and Translational Sciences, University of Minnesota, 2013
- Clinical and Translational Sciences Career Award, (KL2), University of Minnesota (UMN CTSI), 2011-2014
- Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies, Center on Aging, University of Minnesota, 2011-2012
- National Institute on Aging (NIA) Summer Institute on Aging Research Trainee, July 2011
- Ruth Weg Emerging Scholar Award, Sigma Phi Omega- National Academic Honor Society in Gerontology, May2008
- Best Graduate Student Paper, American Sociological Association, Section on Aging and the Life Course, August 2008
- Purdue Research Foundation Summer Grant, April 2008
- Best Paper Award, with Kenneth F. Ferraro, “Theoretical Developments in Social Gerontology,” Gerontological Society of America, November 2007
- Shippee, T.P., Hwanhee, H., Henning-Smith, C., Kane, R.L. 2014. “Longitudinal Changes in Nursing Home-Resident Reported Quality of Life and its Policy Implications.” Research on Aging 1-26.
- Gaugler, J.E., Yu, F., Davila, H.W., and Shippee, T.P. 2014. “Alzheimer’s Disease in Nursing Homes.” Health Affairs 33 (4): 650-657.
- Shippee, Tetyana P., Henning-Smith, Carrie, Kane, Robert L., Lewis, Teresa. 2014. “Resident and Facility Predictors of Quality of Life in Long-Term Care.” The Gerontologist. E-pub. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnt148
- Shippee, Tetyana P., Kozhimannil, K.B., Rowan, K., and Virnig, B. 2014. “Racial Disparities in Receiving Immediate Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy: The Role of Insurance.” Women’s Health Issues, 24 (3): e261-e269. NIHMS 576150.
- Shippee, Tetyana P., Henning-Smith, Carrie, Shippee, Nathan D., Kemmick Pintor, Jessie, Call, Kathleen, McAlpine, Donna, & Johnson, Pamela J. 2013. “Discrimination in Medical Settings and Attitudes toward Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The Role of Distrust in Conventional Providers.” Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 6(1): 30-45.
- Lum, Terry Y., Parashuram, Shriram, Shippee, Tetyana Pylypiv, Wysocki, Andrea, Shippee, Nathan, Homyak, Patricia, and Kane, Robert. 2013. “Diagnosed Prevalence and Health Care Expenditures of Mental Health Disorders among Dual Eligible Older People.” The Gerontologist, 53 (2): 334-344.
- Kozhimannil, Katy B., Shippee, Tetyana P., Adegoke, Sola, and Virnig, Beth. 2013. “Trends in Hospital-Based Childbirth Care: The Role of Health Insurance.” American Journal of Managed Care, 19(4):125-132.
- Henning-Smith, Carrie, Shippee, Tetyana P., McAlpine, Donna, Hardeman, Rachel, and Farah, Fah. 2013. “Differences in Self-Reported Mental Health between US-born and Foreign-Born Black Americans: Stigma, Discrimination, or Symptomatology?” American Journal of Public Health, 103(5): 861-867.
- Shippee, Tetyana P., Schafer, Markus H., and Ferraro, Kenneth F. 2012. “Beyond the Barriers: Does Racial Discrimination Increase Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine?” Social Science and Medicine, 74(8): 1155-1162.
- Shippee, Tetyana P., Wilkinson, Lindsay R. and Ferraro, Kenneth F. 2012. “Accumulated Financial Strain and Women’s Health Over Three Decades.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 67(5): 585-594.
- Wilkinson, Lindsay R., Shippee, Tetyana P., and Ferraro, Kenneth F. 2012. “Does Occupational Mobility Influence Health Among Working Women? Comparing Objective and Subjective Measures of Work Trajectories.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 53(4): 432-447.
- Shippee, Tetyana P. 2012. “On the Edge: Balancing Health, Participation, and Autonomy to Maintain Active Independent Living in Two Retirement Facilities.” Journal of Aging Studies 26:1-15.
- Shippee, Tetyana P., Lindsay Rinaldo, and Kenneth F. Ferraro. 2012. “ Mortality Risk Among Black and White Working Women: The Role of Perceived Work Trajectories.” Journal of Aging and Health 24:141-167.
- Shippee, Tetyana P., Kenneth F. Ferraro, and Roland J. Thorpe. 2011. “Racial Disparities in Access to Cardiac Care Units Over 20 Years.” Ethnicity and Health 16(2):145-165.
- Shippee, Tetyana P.. 2009. “But I am Not Moving: Transitions in a Continuing Care Retirement Community.” The Gerontologist 49:418-427.
- Ferraro, Kenneth F. and Tetyana Pylypiv Shippee. 2009. “Aging and Cumulative Inequality: How Does Inequality Get Under the Skin?” The Gerontologist 49:333-343.
Katie White received her doctorate in organization development from the University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN and her M.B.A. in management from the University of Minnesota. Dr. White spent the early part of her career in health care delivery system management in two academic health systems and an integrated delivery system, followed by healthcare management consulting. Dr. White’s research areas include chronic care management teams, end of life care, care coordination mechanisms, ACOs, organization change implementation, and performance measurement systems. She is particularly interested in health care reform and its effects on strategic decision-making in health care organizations, effectiveness of implementation of team-based innovative approaches to health care delivery and effects of performance measurement systems on providers and clinical teams.
- Ed.D., Organization Development, University of St. Thomas, 2006
- M.B.A., Management, University of Minnesota, 1982
- B.S., Medical Technology, Creighton University
Health Care Organizations, Health Policy & Management
Health Care Organizations, Health System Organization Change Initiatives, Health Policy and Management, Evaluation of Delivery System Innovations
Selected Publications and Reports:
Wholey, D.R., Zhu, X., Knoke, D., Shah, P., & White, K.M. Managing to care: Design and implementation of patient-centered care management teams, Chapter 6. (2014). In Mick, S, and Shay, P.D. (Eds.), Advances in Health Care Organization Theory, 2nd Edition (pp. 125-152). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Powell, A.A., White, K.M., Partin, M., Halek, K., Hysong, S.J., Zarling, E., Kirsh, S.R., & Bloomfield, H.E. (2014). More than a score: A qualitative study of ancillary benefits of performance measures. BMJ Quality and Safety in Health Care.
Adair, R., Wholey, D.R., Christianson, J.B., White, K.M., Britt, H., & Lee, S. (2013). Improving chronic disease care by adding laypersons to the primary care team: A randomized, controlled trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, 159(3), 176-184.
Wholey, D.R., Disch, J., White, K.M., Powell, A.A., Rector, T., Sahay, A., & Heidenreich, P. (2013). Differential effects of professional leaders on health care teams in chronic disease management groups. Health Care Management Review. 38(4), 272-283.
Wholey, D.R., White, K.M., Adair, R., Christianson, J.B., Lee, S., Elumba, D. (2012) Care guides: An examination of occupational conflict and role relationships in primary care. Health Care Management Review. DOI: 10.1097/HMR.0b013e31825f3df9.
Adair, R., Christianson, J.B., Wholey, D.R., White, K.M., Town, R., Lee, S., Britt, H., Lund, P., Lukasewycz, A., Elumba, D. (2012). Care guides: Employing non-clinical laypersons to help primary care teams manage chronic disease. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 35(1), 27-37. DOI: 10.1097/JAC.0b013e31823b0fbe.
Powell, A.A., White, K.M., Partin, M.R., Halek, K., Christianson, J.B., Neil, B., Hysong, S.J., Zarling, E.J., Bloomfield, H.E. (2011). Making the grade: Unintended consequences of implementing a national performance measurement system into local practice. Journal of General Internal Medicine, October 13, 2011. doi:10.1007/s11606-011-1906-3.
White, K. M., Knutson, D., Abraham, J. Zeglin, J., Timmel, M., Johnson, H., Grude, L. (July 2014). Case Comparative Analysis of Select Market-Based Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations: An In-Depth Exploration of First Year Experiences of Comparable Organizations Participating in Pioneer ACO in Select Markets. Study report for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). Available 9/9/2014 from: http://www.medpac.gov/-documents-/contractor-reports.
Wholey, D.R., Finch, M., White, K.M., Christianson, J., Kreiger, R., Zeglin, J., Grude, L. (Dec. 17, 2013). Evaluation of the state of Minnesota’s Health Care Home Initiative. Evaluation study report for the MN Department of Health, Department of Human Services, and the State of MN Legislature.
White, K.M. (2011). Qualitative Evaluation of the Veterans Health Administration VISN 23 Chronic Disease Management Learning Collaborative Initiative. Study report for VISN 23 leadership.
Christianson J.B., Zismer, D., White, K.M., Zeglin, J. (June 2011). Exploring Alternative Approaches to Valuing Physician Services. Study report for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).
Doug Wholey studies health care organization and management. His current research focuses on chronic care teams, assertive community treatment teams, medical homes, lean management in health care, care coordination, and primary care performance measurement. He is also interested in public health systems, managed care firms and markets, the diffusion of information technology, and software team management. He has extensive experience as an information systems professional where his tasks included systems analysis, application and system programming, and software engineering management. Prior to coming to Minnesota, he managed the Information Systems program at Carnegie Mellon University for four years. He earned an M.B.A. in management and Ph.D. in organizational behavior and industrial relations from the Haas School at the University of California-Berkeley.
- PhD, Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations, Walter A. Haas School of Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley, 1984
- MBA, Management, Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, 1981
- BA, Claremont Men’s College, 1970
Health Care Organizations, Informatics, Public Health Systens
- Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medical and Human Science, National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, UK. March 2005 to August 2011.
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 1999 to present
- Professor, Division of Health Services Research, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1998 to present.
- Director of the Public Health Administration and Policy program 1999 to 2004.
- Associate Professor of Organizations and Information Systems, Department of Social and Decision Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University. With tenure in 1995. 1990 to 1998.
- Director, Information and Decision Systems Program, Department of Social and Decision Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, 1994 to 1998
- Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Policy, College of Business and Public Administration, University of Arizona, 1983 to 1990.
- Joint Appointment with the the School of Public Administration and Policy, College of Business and Public Administration, University of Arizona, 1988 to 1990.
- Research Assistant, Sociology Department, Stanford University. Research assistant to John Freeman and Michael Hannan, NSF Project “Organizational Ecology.”, 1979 to 1981
- Systems consultant, analyst/programmer. Transamerica Computer Company, Bechtel, Fritzi of California, Transamerica Delaval, Levi Strauss, Transamerica Information Services, and the University of Connecticut Health Center, 1970 to 1978
Fellow, Association for Health Services Research, October, 1996 National Institute for Health Care Management Research Award, 1995, for “The Effect of Market Structure on HMO Premiums.” Journal of Health Economics, 14(May 1995):81-105. With Roger Feldman and Jon Christianson Article of the Year, Public Health Systems Research, AcademyHealth Annual Meetings, 2010. For Wholey, Douglas R., Walter Gregg, Ira S. Moscovice, Public Health Systems: A Social Networks Perspective. Health Services Research, 2009, 44 (5, part II): 1842-1862. Outstanding Paper in Volume Award, Academy of Management, 1987, for “Organizational Ecology: Findings and Implications.” Academy of Management Review, 11(July 1986):513-533. With Jack Brittain Ascendant Scholar Award, Western Academy of Management, 1987 Best paper based on a dissertation, “Determinants of Firm Internal Labor Markets in Large Law Firms.” Organization and Management Theory Division, Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, 1984 Organizational Consortium, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 1981
- Wholey, Douglas R., Walter Gregg, Ira S. Moscovice, Public Health Systems: A Social Networks Perspective. Health Services Research, 2009, 44 (5, part II): 1842-1862. Awarded Article of the Year, Public Health Systems Research, AcademyHealth Annual Meetings, 2010.
- Town, Robert, Douglas R. Wholey, Roger Feldman, and Lawton R. Burns, Hospital Consolidation Increases Racial and Income Disparities in Health Insurance Coverage, Health Affairs, 2007; 26(4): 1170-1180.
- Town, Robert, Douglas R. Wholey, Roger Feldman, and Lawton R. Burns, Revisiting the Relationship between Managed Care and Hospital Consolidation, Health Services Research, 2007, 42(1,February), 219-238.
- Wholey, Douglas R., John Engberg, and Cindy Bryce. “A Descriptive Analysis Of Average Productivity Among Health Maintenance Organizations, 1985 To 2001,” Health Care Management Science, 2006, 9: 189-206.
- Wholey, Douglas R., Jon B. Christianson, Debra A. Draper, Cara S. Lesser, and Lawton R. Burns, “Understanding The Responses Of Local Communities To Entry By National Healthcare Firms: The Importance Of Social And Economic Embeddedness”, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 2004, 45(Supplement): 118-135.
- Wholey, Douglas R., Ira Moscovice, Terry Hietpas, Jeremy Holtzman, “The Environmental Context of Patient Safety and Medical Errors,” Journal of Rural Health, 2004, (20, 4):304-313.
- Town, Robert, Douglas R. Wholey, John Kralewski, and Bryan Dowd. “Assessing the influence of incentives on physicians and medical groups,” Medical Care Research and Review, 2004 (61,3): 80S-118S.
- Maude-Griffin, Roland, Roger Feldman, and Douglas R. Wholey. “A Nash bargaining model of HMO premiums,” Applied Economics, 2004(36, 12, July): 1329-1336.
- Wholey, Douglas R., Jon Christianson, Michael Finch, David Knutson, Todd Rockwood, and Louise Warrick, “Evaluating Health Plan Quality 1: A Conceptual Model,” The American Journal of Managed Care, 2003(9, Special Issue 1), SP53-SP64.
- Levesque, Laurie L., Jeanne M. Wilson, and Douglas R. Wholey. “Cognitive divergence and shared mental models in software development project teams.” Journal of Organizational Behavior, 22(2001), 135-141.
- Hinds, Pamela J., Kathleen M. Carley, David Krackhardt, Doug Wholey. “Choosing Workgroup Members: Balancing Similarity, Competence, and Familiarity,” Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 81(2, March, 2000): 226-251.Wholey, D. R., R. Feldman, J. Christianson, & J. Engberg (1996). “Scale and Scope Economies Among HMOs.” Journal of Health Economics 15: 657-684.
- Wholey, D. R., R. Feldman, & J. Christianson (1995). “The Effect of Market Structure on HMO Premiums.” Journal of Health Economics 14: 81-105.
- Wholey, D. R., J. B. Christianson, & S. Sanchez 1993). “Professional Reorganization: The Effect of Physician and Corporate Interests on the Formation of Health Maintenance Organizations.” American Journal of Sociology 99: 175-211.
- Wholey, D. R., J. B. Christianson, & S. Sanchez(1992). “Organizational Size and Failure Among Health Maintenance Organizations.” American Sociological Review 57: 829-842.
- Burns, Lawton R. and Douglas R. Wholey. “The Diffusion of Matrix Management: Contagion Effects, Structural Effects, and Institutional Effects on Innovation Adoption.” Academy of Management Journal, 36(February, 1993):106-138.
- Wholey, Douglas R. “Determinants of Firm Internal Labor Markets in Large Law Firms.” Administrative Science Quarterly, 30(September 1985):318-335.
Rebecca Wurtz received her MD from Harvard Medical School and her MPH from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was trained as an infectious disease physician and population health informaticist, and has worked in public health in local, state, federal, and international settings. She directs the executive PHAP program and teaches courses on management and leadership.
- MPH, University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago IL 1995
- MD, Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA 1985
- BA, History, Yale University, New Haven CT 1978
Immunization barriers; electronic laboratory reporting; population health data standards; “data exhaust” and open health data
- Northwestern Program in Public Health Teacher of the Year, 2013
- Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators, 2011
- Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America, Fellow of the Society Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Fellow of Institute of Medicine of Chicago
- Delta Omega, Honorary Society in Public Health, 2010
- Ragavan MI, Iyengar K, Wurtz RM. Physical intimate partner violence in northern India. Qual Health Res. 2014;4:457-73
- Bartlett C, Wurtz R. Twitter and public health. J Public Health Manag Practice J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print]
- Wurtz R. The role of public health in health information exchanges. J Public Health Manag Practice 2013;19:485-487
- Oberleitner R, Wurtz R, Popovich ML, Fiedler R, Moncher T, Laxminarayan S, Reischl U. Health informatics: a roadmap for autism knowledge sharing. Proceedings of the International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics. The Hague, 2005
- Wurtz R, Cameron B. Electronic laboratory reporting for the infectious disease physician and clinical microbiologist. Clin Infect Dis 2005;40:1638-1643
- Wurtz R, Wittrock B, Lavin MA, Zawacki A. Do new surgeons have higher surgical site infection rates? Infect Cont Hosp Epi 2001;22:375-377
- Wurtz R, White W. The cost of tuberculosis: charges and utilization for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in a public health system. Internat J Tb Lung Dis 1999;5:382-387
- Wurtz R. Psychiatric disease appearing as infection. Clin Infect Dis 1998;26:924-932
Dr. Zismer’s areas of interest are the design, strategy, operations and financial performance of integrated health systems.
Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, Dr. Zismer focused a 20 year career in health care on provider-side mergers, acquisitions and related integrated strategies. He served as the head of two national healthcare consulting firms (one he co-founded and sold) and headed operations of a large, multi-state, integrated health system.
Dr. Zismer serves as a frequent lecturer to the American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Physician Executives, and is a board member and advisor to a private, healthcare real estate development company. He has authored and co-authored in excess of 100 professional publications and was named by Minnesota Physician as one of the most influential healthcare leaders in Minnesota.
- PhD (1982) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus Major: Health Psychology (Concentration in Cardiovascular Health Behavior) Pre-doctoral Kellogg Fellow Minor: Health Services Management
- BA (1975) Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota Majors: Psychology and Criminal Justice; Cum Laude
- Wegmiller Professor and Director, MHA and Executive Studies Programs 2013-2016.
- Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, and Director of the Master in Healthcare Administration Program, University of Minnesota 2006 to 2012
- Executive Vice President Essentia Health and President, Essentia Health Services 2004-2006
- Executive Vice President Essentia Health and Chief Administrative Officer, SMDC 2001-2004
- Managing Director, Dorsey Health Strategies, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1999-2001
- Senior Executive, Allina Cardiovascular Services 1997-1999
- Principal and National Practice Leader for health systems consulting, Towers Perrin, Minneapolis, Minnesota (acquired Partners Consulting Group) 1986-1997
- Co-founder, Director and CEO of Partners Consulting Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1982-1985
- Assistant Executive Director, Health Services Research Center, Park Nicollet Medical Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Rho Chi National Honor Society Identified by Minnesota Physician as one of Minnesota’s 100 “Most Influential Health Care Leaders”; August 1993, 1982-1989
Dr. Zismer comes to the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health and the ISP program with a 25-year history on the provider side of health care delivery. Most recently he served on the Senior Leadership Team of Essentia Health; a multi state health system headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota. The largest component of Essentia Health is SMDC, an integrated health system with $800 million in annual operating revenues. SMDC is an integrated health system with nearly 400 employed physicians across most clinical specialties. Essentia Health also includes operating assets, integrated delivery models and physician partnerships in North Dakota, Montana and Wisconsin. It owns an interest in a multi-state long-term care delivery system as well. Dr. Zismer assisted in the formation of Essentia while serving as Managing Principal of Dorsey Health Strategies, Dorsey and Whitney, Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition to his operations experience, Dr. Zismer has led a sizable number of large-scale health systems and medical practice integrations as well as specialty-focused hospital/physician partnerships and joint venture formations. He is a regular lecturer for the American College of Health Care Executives, Child Health Corporation and Voluntary Hospitals of America. He has served as visiting faculty for the Physician Leadership College, St. Thomas University. He maintains consulting and advisory relationships with Essentia Health as well as with several other large U.S. Health Systems. He has a special interest in executive and physician leadership education and development. Dr. Zismer’s health systems research interests focus principally on the operating economics and value creation of integrated health systems.
- Zismer, D.K., Beith, C.; “Free Cash Flow Productivity and its Connections to US Health System Financial Performance and Strategy in Current and Future Markets – A Macro View of a Potentially Systemic Problem”, Governance Institute, Boardroom Press (in-press).
- Zismer, D.K., “Accountable Care Organizations Facing New Competency Challenges: The “8 Habits” Required of US Health Systems”. AJMC.com, Managed Market Networks, December 12, 2013.
- Zismer, D.K.; “Fewer but Tighter Payer Relationships Expected to Underpin Integrated Health System Strategies in the Future”; Integrated Health Systems, Journal of Healthcare Management, PP 395-398, Vol. 58, Number 6, Sept./Oct. 2013.
- Zismer, D.K.; “Connecting Operations, Operating Economics, and Finance for Integrated Health Systems”; Integrated Health Systems, Journal of Healthcare Management, PP 314-319, Vol. 58, Number 5, Sept./Oct. 2013.
- Zismer, D.K.; “An Argument for the Integration of Healthcare Management With Public Health Practice”; Integrated Health Systems, Journal of Healthcare Management, PP 253-257, Vol. 58, Number 4, July/Aug. 2013.
- Zismer, D.K.; “How Might a Reforming U.S. Marketplace Threaten Balance Sheet Liquidity for Community Health Systems?”; Integrated Health Systems, Journal of Healthcare Management, PP 168-172, Vol. 58, Number 3, May/June, 2013.
- Zismer, D.K., Fox, J., Torgenson, P.; “Financing Strategic Healthcare Facilities-The Growing Attraction of Alternative Capital”; hfm, Healthcare Financial Management Association; May 2013
- Zismer, D.K.; “Physician Compensation in a World of Health System Consolidation and Integration”; Integrated Health Systems, Journal of Healthcare Management; P.P. 87-91, Vol. 58, March/April, 2013.
- Zismer, D.K.; “The Promise of the Brand: How Health System Leaders Are Guiding the Transition to Health Services Integration”; Integrated Health Systems, Journal of Healthcare Management; P.P. 12-14, Vol. 58, Number 1, Jan/Feb, 2013.
- Zismer, D.K., Thompson, J., “The Gundersen Health System 15 years in The Making: A Retrospective on a Path to Success”; Governance Institute, Board Room Press, April 2012.
- Zismer, D.K., Werner, M.J.; “Drivers of Financial Performance in Integrated Health Systems: Managing the Physics of the Economics of Integrated Healthcare”; PEJ (Physician Executive Journal) May/June 2012.
- Zismer, D.K.; “Brand Loyalty in a Reforming U.S. Healthcare Marketplace – Applications of The Science and Lessens Learned from Other Industries”; PEJ (Physician Executive Journal) May/June 2012.
- Zismer, D. K., Cerra, F. B., “High Functioning, Integrated Health Systems: Governing a Learning Organization”, A governance Institute White Paper, Summer, 2012, The Governance Institute.
- Christianson, J.B., Zismer, D.K., White, K.M., Zeglin, J.; “Exploring Alternative Approaches to Valuing Physician Services”, A report by staff from the University of Minnesota, Division of Health Policy and management for Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (Med PAC), Washington, D.C., June 2011.
- Zismer, D.K., Sterns, J.B., Claus, “Capital Efficiency and the Integrated Health System Design: Does the Business Model Design Predict Capital Efficiency Performance in Community Health Systems?”; HFM, July, 2011, Healthcare Financial Management Association.
- Zismer, D.K. “The Psychology of Organizational Structure in Integrated Health Systems,” PEJ (Physician Executive Journal of Medical Management), May/June 2011.
- Zismer, D.K. “Reshaping Director’s Views and Efforts in a Reforming Healthcare Marketplace,” Boardroom Press, April, 2011, The Governance Institute.
- Zismer, D.K. “Editorial, Is the Independent, Private Medical Practice Losing It’s Gravitational Pull?” Group Practice Journal, July/August 2011.
- Zismer, D.K. “Questions the Emerging Practicing Physician Should Ask When Considering Employment by an Integrated Health System,” PEJ, November/December 2010, Volume 36, Issue 6.
- Zismer, D.K., Proschel, S. “Understanding the Quality of Earnings for Integrated Health Systems,” Healthcare Financial Management, December 2009.
- Zismer, D.K., McCullough, J., Person, P.E., Renier, C., Knutson, D. “Integrated Healthcare Economics, Part 1: “Are Specialty Physician Services Revenues Reliable Predictors of Community Health Systems Financial Performance?” PEJ, May/June 2009, Volume 35, Issue 3.
- Zismer, D.K., McCullough, J., Person, P.E. “Integrated Healthcare Economics, Part 2: Understanding the Revenue Drivers in Fully Integrated Health Systems,” PEJ, July/August 2009, Volume 35, Issue 4.
- Zismer, D.K., Brueggemann, J. “Examining the Dyad as an Integrated Health Systems,” PEJ, January/February, 2010, Volume 36, Issue 1.
- Zismer, D.K. “Will the Invisible Hand Work in U.S. Healthcare? A Challenge to Non-Profit Boards,” E-Briefings, V6N4, July 2009, The Governance Institute.
- Zismer, D.K. “Finding Economic Leverage in the Fully Integrated Health System Model,” Group Practice Journal, Volume 58, Number 5, May 2009.