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Dukjae Maeng, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 276-4365

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I am a health services researcher with a focus on health economics and quantitative evaluations. As an expert applied econometrician and statistician, I have published numerous papers that empirically demonstrate the value of various innovative care delivery models, particularly from the payer's perspective. For instance, I have recently published a paper that examined the impact of a complex care management model for adolescents with special care and health needs on their acute care utilization and total cost of care using health plan claims data. The ultimate goal of these studies is to establish the economic sustainability and feasibility of such innovations in today's real-world healthcare market context. In addition, my research area has also included developing predictive models and tools that can be used for early identification of high-cost patients in the future. The goal of these studies is to maximize the value of scarce healthcare resources and to avoid avoidable care via early detection and proactive identification of risk factors. Conducting such studies require deep knowledge and extensive experience in working and analyzing secondary data sources (e.g., health plan claims data and electronic health records).

Professional Background


Ph.D in Policy Analysis and Management
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA
Concentration: Health Economics & Health Policy

BA in Economics
Stanford University, Stanford, CA USA


Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY USA
08/01/2018 - present

Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology & Health Services Research
Danville, PA USA
08/15/2010 - 07/31/2018

Post-doctoral Scholar
Center for Health Care and Policy Research
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA USA
08/15/2007 – 07/31/2010

Research Analyst
Analysis Group/Economics
Menlo Park, CA USA
08/01/2000 – 12/31/2001


Dr. Maeng's research interests focus on the issues of healthcare delivery, quality, and patient outcomes. The goal is to identify effective interventions, strategies, and innovations that will improve healthcare quality while controlling the cost. In particular, he specializes in using large observational data sets, such as electronic medical records and claims data, to evaluate the effects of quality improvement initiatives and interventions that are designed to influence the behaviors of healthcare providers as well as patients. He is also interested in developing complex statistical models for establishing causal inferences from non-experimental research settings. Dr. Maeng has performed both quantitative and qualitative analyses to examine the impacts of community-level interventions that aim to align the incentives of the key stakeholders within the healthcare sector.


2018 Early Stage Investigator of the Year
Sponsor: Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN)
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA

2016 Conference Paper of the Year
Sponsor: Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN)
Location: Long Beach, CA USA

2016 Star Research Achievement Award, 45th Critical Care Congress
Sponsor: Society of Critical Care Medicine

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Journal Articles

Maeng DD, Poleshuck E, Rosenberg T, Kulak A, Mahoney T, Nasra G, Lee HB, Li Y. "Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration and Care Utilization: Implications for Patient Outcome and Healthcare Resource Use." Journal of general internal medicine.. 2022 Feb 7; Epub 2022 Feb 07.

Li Y, Cheng Z, Cai X, Holloway M, Maeng D, Simning A. "Lonely older adults are more likely to delay or avoid medical care during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic." International journal of geriatric psychiatry.. 2022 Feb 0; 37(3)

Wortzel JR, Maeng DD, Francis A, Oldham MA. "Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Educational Module for the Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale." Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry.. 2022 Jan 7; Epub 2022 Jan 07.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: The Value of Cytochrome P450 2C19 Pharmacogenomic Information for Patients Receiving Clopidogrel Therapy following a Major Cardiovascular Event: Evidence from Geisinger
Book Title: Economic Dimensions of Personalized and Precision Medicine
Author List: Pulk R, Graham J, Lichtenberg F, Maeng D, Williams MS, and Wright E
Edited By: Ernst Berndt, Dana Goldman, and John Rowe
Published By: The National Bureau of Economic Research 2018