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)

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
Phi Beta Kappa | Smith College, Norhampton, MA 1974

Awards & Honors (Local)

Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Education | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2012
Magna Cum Laude and High Honors | Smith College, Northampton, MA 1974

Recent Journal Articles

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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
Ye, Z.; Mukamel, DB.; Huang, SS.; LI, Y.; Temkin-Greener, H. "Healthcare-Associated Infections and Nursing Home Policies and Practices: Results from a National Survey." Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2015; 36(7): 759-766.
Cai, X.; Temkin-Greener, H. "Nursing Home Admissions among Medicaid HCBS Enrollees: Evidence of Racial/Ethnic Disparities or Differences?". Medical Care. 2015; .
Li, Y.; Harrington, C.; Mukamel, DB.; Cen, X.; Cai, X.; Temkin-Greener, H. ""Nursing staff sevels in racial/ethnic minority-serving versus majority-serving nursing homes and impact of state Medicaid payments, 2001-2011."". Health Affairs. 2015; .
Mukamel, DB.; Ladd, H.; Li, Y.; Temkin-Greener, H.; Ngo-Metzger, Q. "Have Racial Disparities in Ambulatory Care Sensitive Admissions Abated Over Time?". Medical Care. 2015; .

Current Appointments

Professor - 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