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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

Rock MC, Vaidya R, Till C, Unger JM, Hershman D, Ramsey S, Nehemiah A, Maeng D, Krouse R. "Racial and Ethnic Disparity in Preference-Weighted Quality of Life: Findings from the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial." Population health management.. 2023 Jan 10; Epub 2023 Jan 10.

Sams DP, Garrison D, Walsh P, Maeng D, Cross W. "The rapid stabilization pathway: impact of a brief inpatient intervention on the length of stay and readmissions among psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents." Child and adolescent mental health.. 2023 Jan 9; Epub 2023 Jan 09.

Maeng D, Tsun ZY, Lesch E, Jacobowitz DB, Strawderman RL, Harrington DK, Li Y, Weisman RL, Lamberti JS. "Affordability of Forensic Assertive Community Treatment Programs: A Return-on-Investment Analysis." Psychiatric services : a journal of the American Psychiatric Association.. 2022 Sep 6; :appips20220186. Epub 2022 Sep 06.

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