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    David C. Grabowski, Ph.D.

    David C. Grabowski, Ph.D., is an associate professor of health care policy in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on the economics of aging, with a particular interest in the area of long-term care. Dr. Grabowski is the principal investigator on grants from the National Institute on Aging to study disparities in nursing home care by race and payer status (K01 AG24403) and the implications of Medicare payment changes for nursing home volume, patient acuity and quality of care (R01 AG30079). Other ongoing projects include an examination of the economic incentives associated with hospitalizations from the nursing home setting, work analyzing the relationship between Medicare and Medicaid in long-term care, and an analysis of the growth in potential substitutes for nursing home care, such as assisted living.
    Dr. Grabowski is a co-editor of the journal Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, and he is a member of the editorial board of Medical Care Research & Review, The Gerontologist, and B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis & Policy. He is also the co-chair of the Building Bridges: Making a Difference in Long-Term Care initiative. He is the 2004 recipient of the Thompson Prize for Young Investigators from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Dr. Grabowski received his B.A. degree from Duke University and his PhD in public policy from the Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago


    Financing Health Care Services: It's the System, Stupid

    Presentation Date

    Princeton Conference XVI: May 20, 2009

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