I have been evaluating policies and policy relevant programs in public health, health care, and social services for over 20 years. My work spans a variety of substantive areas, linked by a focus on the poor and underserved and on health disparities, and has typically been multi-disciplinary and involved mixed methods, including qualitative interviewing, surveying, and analysis of administrative data sets.
Recently I have been deeply involved in studying and evaluating the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model in small primary care practices in New York City, in a large urban hospital system serving primarily indigent and Medicaid recipients, and nationally in an initiative designed to reduce racial/ethnic disparities at the practice site. I am currently studying the impact of practice facilitation on adoption of a range of practice changes in 250 small primary care practices. I have served as an evaluation consultant on a multitude of projects involving quality improvement, performance improvement, and continuing medical education.
I am currently evaluating a new implementation of Project ECHO, an innovative model of care that brings specialty expertise to underserved rural clinics in New Mexico; a Social Innovation Fund initiative that targets high cost homeless people for permanent supportive housing and integrated primary care, and; the Healthy Neighborhoods initiative jointly funded by New York Community Trust and NYState Health Foundation..
I am also affiliated faculty at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the Global College of Public Health.
I have had continuous grants since 2008 from the NYState Health Foundation to provide evaluation technical assistance to other grantees of the foundation. In 2016 I was awarded a similar contract from the New York Community Trust, a contract that has been renewed for a second year.
Prior to my current position, I was Director of Research and Evaluation at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), with responsibility for the research and evaluation design for CHCS programs in disparities reduction and care management for Medicaid beneficiaries. I have been affiliated with NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service for over 15 years, as Deputy Director for its Center for Health and Public Service Research, and lead faculty of the Wagner School’s Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis Course.
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
PhD from New York University
Medical care research & review. 2016 Oct 20; ?-?
Implementation science : IS. 2016 Jul 04; 11(1):88-88
Pain management in long-term care communities: A quality improvement initiative
Annals of long-term care. 2015 Feb; 23(2):29-35
Clinical diabetes. 2015 Jan; 33(1):28-31
American journal of medical quality. 2014 Sep-Oct; 29(5):388-396
Journal of psychiatric practice. 2014 Jul; 20(4):276-283
Impact of performance-improvement strategies on the clinical care and outcomes of patients with type 2 diabetes
Clinical diabetes. 2014 Jan; 32(1):18-25
Cancer control. 2014 Jan; 21(1):90-97