David C. Grabowski, PhD, is a 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. His research has considered issues related to long-term care financing, organization and delivery of services.
Dr. Grabowski is the principal investigator on ongoing grants from the National Institute on Aging examining Medicare payment incentives and the implications for nursing home volume, patient acuity and quality of care (R01 AG30079); selection and the impact of ownership on nursing home quality (R01 AG34179); and, public policy and the demand for long-term care insurance (R01 AG41109). 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 also leading a team at Harvard in the evaluation of the CMS Nursing Home Value-Based Purchasing Demonstration.
Dr. Grabowski is a coeditor of the journal Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology and he is a member of the editorial board of Medical Care Research & Review and B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis & Policy. He was the 2004 recipient of the Thompson Prize for Young Investigators from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
Dr. Grabowski received his BA degree from Duke University and his PhD in public policy from the Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago
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