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

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

Contact Information

Public Health Sciences
265 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-8713
Administrative: (585) 275-2191
Fax: (585) 461-4532

Research Bio

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Outcomes research with a focus on the elderly, long-term care, and end-of-life.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: Dr. Temkin-Greener's current research is focused in three areas: 1) Quality of care - developing outcome measures and assessing quality of care in community-based, hospital and long-term care settings; 2) Organizational performance - developing and validating care process and team performance measures; 3) Aging and Long-term Care - assessing the impact of individual and organizational risk factors on quality of care for vulnerable elderly.

Dr. Temkin-Greener recently completed NIH-funded study to empirically test the relationship between organizational performance and quality of care in nursing homes. She is currently the PI on another NIH-funded study to develop individual and composite risk-adjusted quality measures for nursing home residents who are at the end-of-life. Under a contract from the National PACE Association, Dr. Temkin-Greener runs the PACE Data Analysis Center (PDAC), which receives data from 75 PACE organizations and analyzes the impact of Medicare risk-adjusted payment models.

Awards & Honors (National)

Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Education | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2012
1st Place Winner-Excellence in Aging and Public Health Rural & Environment Research Award | American Public Health Association | Washington, DC (Temkin-Greener, H., Zheng, NT., Mukamel, DB.) 2011
1st Place winner-Betty J. Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award | American Public Health Association | Washington DC (Zheng,TN, Cai,S, Mukamel,DB, Temkin-Greener,H) 2010
1st Place Winner-Betty J. Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award | American Public Health Association | Washington, DC (Cai, S., Mukamel, DB., Temkin-Greener H.) 2009
Outstanding Abstract | Academy Health | Chicago, IL 2009
Fellow | The Gerontological Society of America 2003 - Present
Outstanding Abstract | Academy Health Annual Meeting 2001
Magna Cum Laude and High Honors | Smith College, Northampton, MA 1974
Phi Beta Kappa | Smith College, Norhampton, MA 1974

Recent Journal Articles

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Thirukumaran, C.; Temkin-Greener, H.; Glance, L.; Rosenthal, M.; Li, Y. "Impact of Medicare's Non-Payment Program on Hospital-Acquired Conditions." Medical Care. 2017; .
Temkin-Greener, H.; Ladwig, S.; Ye, Z.; Norton, S.A.; Mukamel, D.B. ""Improving Palliative Care Through Teamwork (IMPACTT) in Nursing Homes: Study Design and Baseline Findings."". Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2017; .
McGarry, B. E.; Temkin-Greener, H.; Grabowski, D.C.; Chapman, B.P; Li, Y. "The Impact of Consumer Numeracy on the Purchase of Long-Term Care Insurance. Health Services Research". Health Services Research. 2016; . Link
Mukamel, DB; Ladd, H; Caprio, T; Temkin-Greener, H. "Prototype End-of-Life Quality Measures Based on MDS 3.0 Data." Medical Care. 2016; .
Temkin-Greener, H.; Li, Q.; Li, Y.; Segelman, M.; Mukamel, DB. "End-of-Life in Nursing Homes: From Care Processes to Quality." Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2016; 19(12).

Current Appointments

Professor Emeritus - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD) - Primary


MS (MPH) | Community and Preventive Medicine | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry1981
PhD | Biological Anthropology | University of Massachusetts, Amherst1979
MS | Anthropology | University of Massachusetts, Amherst1977
BA | Anthropology | Smith College1974

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

National Research Service Award NIH Post-Doctoral Research Grant 1981