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Health Services and Policy Research Group


group photoThe Health Services and Policy Research Group in the Department of Preventive Medicine conducts research in health policy in order to better understand how to improve population health outcomes, and optimize cost and quality in the healthcare system. Our current projects include examining affordability of insurance plans under healthcare reform, studying the impact of electronic health records and patient web-portals on patient behavior and health outcomes, and analyzing the determinants of early hospital re-admissions.

Members

Teresa Waters
Professor
PhD in Economics, Vanderbilt University
Ilana Graetz
Assistant Professor
PhD in Health Services and Policy Analysis, UC-Berkeley
Cameron Kaplan
Assistant Professor
PhD in Economics, UC-Santa Barbara

Erin Kaplan

Assistant Professor
PhD in Economics, UC-Santa Barbara

Michael Thompson

Postdoctoral Associate
PhD in Epidemiology, Michigan State University


Caitlin McKillop

Postdoctoral Associate 
PhD in Economics, University of Texas at Dallas 


Ayesha Ali

Postdoctoral Fellow


Shane Murphy

Postdoctoral Fellow 
PhD in Economics, Lancaster University, UK 


Thompson, M. P., Waters, T. M., Kaplan, E. K., McKillop, C. N., & Martin, M. G. (2016). "Hospital volume and acute myeloid leukemia mortality in Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years and older." Blood, 128(6), 872-874.

Kaplan CM. "Capsule Commentary on Kesselheim et. al., Variations in Patients' Perceptions and Use of Generic Drugs: Results of a National Survey." Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2016;31(6):647-647.

Thompson, M. P., Reeves, M. J., Bogan, B. L., DiGiovine, B., Posa, P. J., & Watson, S. R. (2016). Protocol-Based Resuscitation Bundle to Improve Outcomes in Septic Shock Patients: Evaluation of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association Keystone Sepsis Collaborative. Critical Care Medicine.

Kaplan CM, Zhang Y (2016). "Anticipatory Behavior in Response to Medicare Part D's Coverage Gap. Health economics." Published Online 2016.

Graetz, I., Gordon, N., Fung, V., Hamity, C., & Reed, M. E. (2016). "The Digital Divide and Patient Portals: Internet Access Explained Differences in Patient Portal Use for Secure Messaging by Age, Race, and Income." Medical Care, 54(8), 772-779.

Harris, L. J., Graetz, I., Podila, P. S., Wan, J., Waters, T. M., & Bailey, J. E. (2016). "Characteristics of hospital and emergency care super-utilizers with multiple chronic conditions." The Journal of emergency medicine, 50(4), e203-e214.

Graetz, I. (2016). "Capsule Commentary on Richman et al., Colorectal Cancer Screening in the Era of the Affordable Care Act." Journal of general internal medicine, 31(3), 325-325.

Waters TM, Daniels MJ, Bazzoli, GJ. "Ongoing Attention to Injurious Falls and Pressure Ulcers – Reply." JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Sep 1; 175(9):1582.

Graetz, I., Huang, J., Brand, R., Shortell, S.M., Rundall, T.G., Bellows, J., Hsu, J., Jaffe, M. and Reed, M.E. (2015). "The impact of electronic health records and teamwork on diabetes care quality." The American journal of managed care 21, no. 12: 878-884.

Waters, T. M., Webster, J. A., Stevens, L. A., Li, T., Kaplan, C. M., Graetz, I., & McAneny, B. L. (2015). "Community Oncology Medical Homes: Physician-Driven Change to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs." Journal of Oncology Practice, JOP-2015.

Liber AC, Drope JM, Graetz I, Waters TM, Kaplan CM. "Tobacco Surcharges on 2015 Health Insurance Plans Sold in Federally Facilitated Marketplaces: Variations by Age and Geography and Implications for Health Equity" American Journal of Public Health. 2015:e1-e3.

Waters TM, Daniels MJ, Bazzoli GJ, Perencevich E, Dunton N, Staggs VS, Potter C, Fareed N, Liu M, Shorr RI. "Effect of Medicare's nonpayment for Hospital-Acquired Conditions: lessons for future policy" JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Mar; 175(3): 347-54.

Graetz, I., Kaplan, C. M., Kaplan, E. K., Bailey, J. E., & Waters, T. M. (2014). "The US Health insurance marketplace: are premiums truly affordable?" Annals of internal medicine, 161(8), 599-604.

Kaplan CM, Graetz I, Waters TM. "Most exchange plans charge lower tobacco surcharges than allowed, but many tobacco users lack affordable coverage." Health Aff (Millwood). 2014;33:1466-73. [PMID: 25092850] doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2013.1338

Waters, T. M., Webster, J. A., Stevens, L. A., Li, T., Kaplan, C. M., Graetz, I., & McAneny, B. L. (2015). "Community Oncology Medical Homes: Physician-Driven Change to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs." Journal of Oncology Practice, JOP-2015.

Graetz I, Huang J, Brand R, Shortell SM, Rundall TG, Bellows J, Hsu J, Jaffe M, Reed M. "The Impact of Electronic Health Records and Teamwork on Quality of Diabetes Care." American Journal of Managed Care. In Press.

Kaplan CM and Zhang Y. (2014), “The January Effect: Medication Reinitiation Among Medicare Part D Beneficiaries”, Health Econ., 23, pages 1287–1300, doi: 10.1002/hec.2981

Harris LJ, Graetz I, Podila P, Wan J, Waters T, Bailey J. “Characteristics of Hospital and Emergency Care Super-utilizers with Multiple Chronic Conditions.” Journal of Emergency Medicine. In Press.

Liber AC, Drope JM, Graetz I, Waters TM, Kaplan, CM. “Tobacco Surcharges on 2015 Health Insurance Plans Sold in Federally Facilitated Marketplaces: Variations by Age and Geography and Implications for Health Equity.” American Journal of Public Health. In Press.

Bazzoli GJ, Fareed N, Waters TM. “Hospital Financial Conditions through the US Recession: Implications for Health Reform Readiness,” Health Affairs, 2014; 33(5): 739 - 745.

Pershad J, Waters TM, Langham MR Jr, Li T, Huang EY. Cost-effectiveness of diagnostic approaches to suspected appendicitis in children. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Apr; 220(4): 738-46.

Waters TM, Daniels MJ, Bazzoli GJ, Perencevich E, Dunton N, Staggs VS, Potter C, Fareed N, Liu M, Shorr RI. “Effect of Medicare’s nonpayment for Hospital-Acquired Conditions: lessons for future policy” JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Mar; 175(3): 347-54.

Complete list of publications

Last Published: May 10, 2018