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Bruce Friedman, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 276-5162

Office: (585) 276-6741

Fax: (585) 461-4532

Biography

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Dr. Friedman's research focuses on the health and health care of older persons, especially those with disabilities or depression. He is particularly interested in the effects of primary care affiliated nurse home visiting interventions on patient satisfaction and empowerment, health and disability status, and healthcare services use and expenditures. A second area of special interest is consumer-directed care for Medicare beneficiaries.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: Dr. Friedman's current research is focused in three areas: (1) major depression and its effects on healthcare services use by older persons, (2) emergency department use in later life, and (3) oral health in old age.

Dr. Friedman is the Principal Investigator of the Department's T32 Institutional Health Services Research Training Program funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He has extensive experience in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of three Medicare demonstration programs, and has been the Research Director of the Medicare Primary and Consumer-Directed Care Demonstration for the past ten years.

Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Dr. Friedman's research focuses on the health and health care of older persons, especially those with disabilities or depression. He is particularly interested in the effects of primary care affiliated home visiting nurse interventions on patient satisfaction and empowerment, health and disability status, and healthcare services use and expenditures. A second area of special interest is consumer-directed care for Medicare beneficiaries. Dr. Friedman has extensive experience in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of three Medicare demonstration programs, including being the Research Director of the Medicare Primary and Consumer-Directed Care Demonstration. His most recent work has focused on personality traits and healthcare use.

Credentials

Education

1974
BA | State University of New York at Binghamton
Environmental Health Science

1998
PhD | University of Minnesota
Health Services Research and Policy

1981
MPH | University of Michigan
Health Planning

Awards

2006
Excellence in Research Incentive
Location: University of Rochester

2004
Excellence in Research Incentive,
Location: University of Rochester

2003
Excellence in Research Incentive
Location: University of Rochester

1993
Honors on Health Policy Question, Health Policy Written Preliminary Examination, Department of Health Services Research, Policy
Location: University of Minnesota

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Publications

Journal Articles

2014
Friedman B; Li Y; Liebel DV; Powers BA. "Effects of a home visiting nurse intervention versus care as usual on individual activities of daily living: a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial". BMC geriatrics. 2014; 14(24).

2014
Shih H-C; Temkin-Greener H; Votava K; Friedman B. "Medicare home health care patient case-mix before and after the Balanced Budget Act of 1997: effect on dual eligible beneficiaries". Home health care services quarterly. 2014; 33(1): 58-76.

11/2013
Riffin C, Löckenhoff CE, Pillemer K, Friedman B, Costa PT. "Care recipient agreeableness is associated with caregiver subjective physical health status." The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences.. 2013 Nov 0; 68(6):927-30. Epub 2012 Dec 11.

Books & Chapters

1996
Chapter Title: Health Care and Services.
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Gerontology
Author List: Kane RL and Friedman B.
Edited By: James R. Birren
Published By: Academic Press1996

1989
Book Title: The ACCESS:Medicare Program: Reducing Hospital Use among Medicare Beneficiaries
Author List: Friedman B and Eggert GM.
Published By: Monroe County Long Term Care Program, Inc.1989 in Rochester, NY

1986
Book Title: Report of the Monroe Community Hospital Strategic Planning Commission
Author List: Miller P, Jacobs MO, and Friedman B.
Published By: Monroe Community Hospital Strategic Planning Commission1986 in Rochester, NY

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