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Health Policy & Outcomes

The Public Health Sciences Department has several faculty engaged in research around health policy and outcomes, including quality measures, cost modeling and economic impact.  Current research efforts are diverse and include studying policies that impact environmental exposures, which can have significant effects on health outcomes and the cost of care.  The impact of nursing home policies are being modeled and studied to improve quality of care for the elderly.  Quality reporting metrics are being analyzed to best assess and disseminate health outcomes.  Organizational processes, team performance, and institutional policies are being researched to optimize quality of care in community, hospitals and long-term care settings.  The influence of social, informational and organizational systems on decision behaviors of health care providers and patients provide another avenue of study.  Research efforts also examine the influence of hospital policy around community benefits in improving the health of the population we serve. 

Program Faculty:

Shubing Cai, Ph.D.

Theresa Green, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Elaine Hill, Ph.D.

Helena Temkin-Greener, Ph.D., M.S.

Yue Li, PhD

Peter J. Veazie, Ph.D.