David Grabowski, PhD

David C. Grabowski, PhD, is a professor of health care policy in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. His research examines the economics of aging with a particular interest in the areas of long-term care and post-acute care.  His works also examines the integration and coordination of care for dually eligible beneficiaries.

Dr. Grabowski has been the Principal Investigator on five R01s from the National Institute on Aging on projects related to the value of post-acute care, skilled nursing facility payment, demand for long-term care insurance, specialization in dementia care, and nonprofit provision of nursing home care. His research has also been supported by a number of private foundations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, Arnold Foundation, and the Donaghue Foundation.  Dr. Grabowski also led a team at Harvard in the evaluation of the CMS Nursing Home Value-Based Purchasing Demonstration.

Dr. Grabowski is a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), which is an independent agency established to advise the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. He has also served on several CMS technical expert panels. He is an associate editor of the journal Forum for Health Economics and Policy and he is a member of the editorial boards of American Journal of Health Economics, 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 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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Honors and Awards

Annual Saward-Berg Lecturer
University of Rochester

Finalist, Annual Health Care Research Award
National Institute of Health Care Management

Vision Care Section Outstanding Publication
American Public Health Association

John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators
Association of University Programs in Health Administration

Best Abstract
UAB Center for Aging Annual Meeting

2002, 2005
Most Outstanding Abstract
AcademyHealth, Annual Research Conference

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