HERC: List of VA Economists & Researchers with Health Economic Interests
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List of VA Economists & Researchers with Health Economic Interests

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Most health economists and researchers with health economic interests at VA work outside of HERC. Here we include a list from HERC and other HSR&D centers from throughout the U.S. This database includes the name, contact information, and research interest keywords. Full contact information appears on the VA private network.

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Paul G. Barnett, Ph.D.
Health Economist
Health Economics Resource Center (HERC) | Menlo Park, CA
Cost-determination; Cost-effectiveness analysis; Tobacco cessation; Substance abuse; Cognitive behavioral therapy; Cardiovascular diseases; Infectious diseases
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Mark Bounthavong, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Health Economist
Health Economics Resource Center (HERC) | Menlo Park, CA
Pharmacoeconomics; Academic detailing; Substance use disorder; Econometrics; Data visualization
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David C. Chan, M.D., Ph.D.
Investigator
Health Economics Resource Center (HERC) | Palo Alto, CA
Labor economics; Organizational economics; Information; Productivity
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Clara E. "Libby" Dismuke-Greer, Ph.D.
Health Economist
Health Economics Resource Center (HERC) | Menlo Park, CA
VA and DoD; Acute and traumatic injury; Rehabilitation; Resource use and cost
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John Fortney, Ph.D.
Research Career Scientist
Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value Driven Care | Seattle, WA
Access; Rural; Medical geography; Telemedicine; Population level cost effectiveness
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Austin Frakt, Ph.D.
Director
Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center (PEPReC) | Boston, MA
Interaction between economics and health care policy in Medicare and the VA; Patient choice; Insurer decision-making; Their relationships to health and market outcomes; Comparative- and cost-effectiveness
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Dustin D. French, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare (CINCCH) | Hines, IL
Cost effectiveness; Health informatics; Pharmacoepidemiology; Health services research; Health policy
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Melissa Garrido, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center (PEPReC) | Boston, MA
Econometrics; propensity scores; geriatrics & palliative care
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Sarah Gordon, Ph.D.
Investigator
Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center (PEPReC) | Boston, MA
Vulnerable populations; Health equity; Access to care;
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Laura A. Graham, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Health Economist
Health Economics Resource Center (HERC) | Menlo Park, CA
Epidemiology; Surgical outcomes; Predictive modeling; Health informatics
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Peter W. Groeneveld, M.D., M.S.
Physician
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) | Philadelphia, PA
Cost-effectiveness; Epidemiology; Health services and systems; Technology development and assessment; Racial differences in care; Resource use and cost; Special (underserved, high-risk) populations; Veterans
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Kritee Gujral, Ph.D.
Health Economist
Health Economics Resource Center (HERC) | Menlo Park, CA
Racial disparities; Health access and outcomes; Rural health; Telehealth; Health workforce; Hospital closures and mergers
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Kathlyn S. Haddock, RN, Ph.D.
Health Science Specialist
WJB Dorn VA Medical Center | Columbia, SC
Health services and systems; Quality of care
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Paul L. Hebert, Ph.D.
Investigator
Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value Driven Care | Seattle, WA
Chronic diseases; Obesity; Behavioral economics; Healthcare use and cost; Econometric methods; Disparities; Maternal and neonatal health
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Paul A. Heidenreich, M.D., M.S.
Chief of Medicine
VA Palo Alto Health Care System | Palo Alto, CA
Cardiovascular disease; Quality of Care
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Denise M. Hynes, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N.
Senior Research Health Scientist/Core Investigator
Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care (CIVIC) | Portland, OR
Comparative effectiveness research focused on improving management of chronic illnesses, including economic, quality, and access to care issues and outcomes
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Josephine C. Jacobs, Ph.D.
Health Economist
Health Economics Resource Center (HERC) | Menlo Park, CA
Economics of aging; Long-term care; Informal care; Reproductive health; Resource use and cost
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Neil Jordan, Ph.D.
Researcher
Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare (CINCCH) | Hines, IL
Chronic diseases; Quality of care; Mental health
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Kenneth M. Langa, M.D., Ph.D.
Physician
VA Center for Clinical Management Research | Ann Arbor, MI
Aging and age related changes; Chronic diseases; Epidemiology
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Matthew L. Maciejewski, Ph.D.
Research Career Scientist
Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT) | Durham, NC
Obesity; Chronic Diseases; Multimorbidity; Cost and utilization analysis; Comparative Effectiveness Research; Bariatric Surgery
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Richard E. Nelson, Ph.D.
Investigator
Informatics, Decision-Enhancement and Analytic Sciences Center (IDEAS 2.0) | Salt Lake City, UT
Comparative effectiveness; Cost-effectiveness analysis; Health economics; Health services and systems; Health services research; Infectious disease; Resource use and cost; Rural health; Underserved populations; Homelessness
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Ciaran S. Phibbs, Ph.D.
Senior Health Economist
Health Economics Resource Center (HERC) | Menlo Park, CA
Hospital costs; Hospital competition; Hospital market areas; Demand for VA health care; Demand for health care; Neonatal care; Complex data linkage; Effect of nurse staffing on patient outcomes; Applied econometrics
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Steven Pizer, Ph.D.
Chief Economist
Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center (PEPReC) | Boston, MA
Health econometrics; Program evaluation; Comparative effectiveness; Access to care; Economics of public and private health insurance
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Liam Rose, Ph.D.
Health Economist
Health Economics Resource Center (HERC) | Menlo Park, CA
Physician and hospital behavior; Patient behavior; Health care utilization; Health care access; Econometric and statistical methods
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Paul Shafer, Ph.D.
Investigator
Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center (PEPReC) | Boston, MA
Health care use; Health insurance; Primary care; Prevention; Health promotion; Econometrics
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Eric P. Slade, Ph.D.
Research Health Scientist
VISN 5 Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) | Baltimore, MD
Mental illness; Resource use and cost; organization and financing
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Bridget M. Smith, Ph.D.
Researcher
Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare (CINCCH) | Hines, IL
Acute and traumatic injury; Chronic diseases; Epidemiology
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Kiersten Strombotne, Ph.D.
Health Economist
Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center (PEPReC) | Boston, MA
Econometrics; Chronic diseases; Obesity; Substance use
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Kevin T. Stroupe, Ph.D.
Research Health Scientist
Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare (CINCCH) | Hines, IL
Chronic diseases; Health services and systems; Resource use and cost; Quality of care; Computational statistics; Cost effectiveness analysis; Pharmacoeconomics
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Diem Tran, Ph.D., M.P.P.
Health Economist
Health Economics Resource Center (HERC) | Menlo Park, CA
Health equity; Health policy; Access to care; Health outcomes; Underserved populations
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Courtney H. VanHoutven, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT) | Durham, NC
Cost and utilization; Geriatrics; Health services and systems; Resource use and cost
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Megan Vanneman, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Core Investigator
Informatics, Decision-Enhancement and Analytic Sciences Center (IDEAS 2.0) | Salt Lake City , UT
Health policy; Value; Access; Coverage; Disparities
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Todd H. Wagner, Ph.D.
Director
Health Economics Resource Center (HERC) | Menlo Park, CA
Consumer health information; Cost-effectiveness analysis; Provider behavior
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Rachel M. Werner, M.D., Ph.D.
Researcher
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) | Philadelphia, PA
Health services and systems; Quality of care
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Edwin S. Wong, Ph.D.
Core Investigator
Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value Driven Care | Seattle, WA
Health economics; Health services and systems; Demand for VA healthcare; Applied microeconometrics; Impact of policy interventions on Veterans' healthcare; Cost-effectiveness analysis
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Christine Yee, Ph.D.
Health Economist
Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center (PEPReC) | Boston, MA
Resource use; Productivity; Policy evaluation; Econometrics
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Jean Yoon, Ph.D.
Health Economist
Health Economics Resource Center (HERC) | Menlo Park, CA
Access to care; Chronic diseases; Cost-effectiveness; Health services research
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