Health Policy and Economics

Current Grants

Health Policy and Economics Grants

Healthcare Leadership Fellows Program
Lawrence Casalino, M.D., Ph.D. , Co-PI
Michael Wolk Heart Foundation
7/1/2013 – 6/30/2018

Recent Grants

Value-based Purchasing in Implementation of Depression Care in Community Clinics (R01)
Yuhua Bao, Ph.D.,
National Institute of Mental Health
8/1/2014 – 6/30/2017
This study builds on collaboration with the Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions (AIMS) Center at the University of Washington. Drs. Martha Bruce and Andrew Ryan at Weill Cornell are co-investigators. The study will assess the effects of Value-based Purchasing, a policy strategy, on adoption of collaborative depression care by community health clinics and on patient depression outcomes and health care utilization and costs.

Hospital Employment of Physicians and the Quality of Care for Older Adults
Tara Bishop, M.D., M.P.H.

National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging
K23: Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award
9/30/2012 – 5/31/17
This project will examine changes in the organization of physician practices, specifically a potentially emerging trend for hospitals to own physician practices; differences in the use of processes to improve quality in practices that are owned by hospitals versus those that are owned by physicians; differences in the quality of care delivered to older adults by physicians in hospital-owned practices versus physician-owned practices; and physician perception of the barriers of and facilitators for providing high quality care to older adults when a practice changes ownership.

Econometric Analysis of Consumer Choices of Electronic Cigarettes in Observed and Experimental Markets
Michael F. Pesko, Ph.D.,
Co-PI (in collaboration with Cornell University College of Human Ecology, Donald Kenkel, Ph.D., PI)
Ithaca-to-Weill Seed Grant, Cornell University
4/1/2014 – 3/31/2015
The objective of this seed grant is to use market-level data and observational data to develop an intuition for how cigarette and e-cigarette use is affected by actual policy changes and hypothetical price and risk changes.

Quality Measures Initiative
Lawrence Casalino, M.D., Ph.D., PI
Medical Group Management Association
5/1/2014 – 2/28/2015

Effects of Health Care Payment Models on Physician Practice in the United States
Lawrence Casalino, M.D., Ph.D., Cornell PI (In collaboration with RAND Corporation, Mark Friedberg, MD, MPP, PI)
American Medical Association
2/1/2014 – 1/5/2015

Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Agreement to Work as Assistant to the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Lawrence Casalino, M.D., Ph.D. , PI
Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality
2/10/2014 – 2/6/2015


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