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

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

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box CU420644
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 276-6741
Administrative: (585) 276-5162
Fax: (585) 461-4532

Research Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Excellence in Research Incentive | University of Rochester 2006
Excellence in Research Incentive, | University of Rochester 2004
Excellence in Research Incentive | University of Rochester 2003
Honors on Health Policy Question, Health Policy Written Preliminary Examination, Department of Health Services Research, Policy | University of Minnesota 1993

Recent Journal Articles

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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).
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.
2013 Nov
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; 68(6):927-30. Epub 2012 Dec 11.
2013 Sep
Friedman B, Veazie PJ, Chapman BP, Manning WG, Duberstein PR. "Is personality associated with health care use by older adults?" The Milbank quarterly. 2013 Sep; 91(3):491-527.
2013 Jan
Li Y, Liebel DV, Friedman B. "An investigation into which individual instrumental activities of daily living are affected by a home visiting nurse intervention." Age and ageing. 2013 Jan; 42(1):27-33. Epub 2012 Oct 03.


PhD | Health Services Research and Policy | University of Minnesota1998
MPH | Health Planning | University of Michigan1981
BA | Environmental Health Science | State University of New York at Binghamton1974