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Affiliate Scholars include senior investigators from academic institutions or other research organizations where a mutual decision has been made to work together on a collaborative research agenda. These are individuals with whom we have close, ongoing relationships. They regularly join us on proposals and projects, help us develop new areas of work, and participate on our research teams.

Associate Professor in the Department of Health Care Management,

Wharton School and the Perelman School of Medicine,

University of Pennsylvania,

Dr. David is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Care Management, Wharton School and the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, the Director of the Doctoral Program in Health Care Management and Economics, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Director of Education at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Dr. David is an associate editor of the American Journal of Health Economics and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Health Economics and Management. Dr. David received his B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Tel Aviv University, and his Ph.D. in Business Economics from the University of Chicago. Dr. David teaches undergraduate, MBA and PhD courses in Health Economics and Health Care Delivery at Wharton.

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Senior Researcher and Professor Emerita,

University of Oregon

Judith Hibbard, is a Senior Researcher and Professor Emerita at the University of Oregon. Over the last 30 years she has focused her research on consumer choices and behavior in health care. Dr. Hibbard is the lead author of the Patient Activation Measure (PAM).  The PAM measures an individual’s knowledge and skill for self-management.  The measure is being used around the world by researchers and practitioners.  Dr. Hibbard advises many health care organizations, foundations, and initiatives.She has served on several advisory panels and commissions, including the National Advisory Counsel for AHRQ, the National Health Care Quality Forum, United Health Group Advisory Panel, and National Advisory Council for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative. She is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Hibbard holds a masters degree in Public Health from UCLA and her doctoral degree is from the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley. She is recognized as an international expert on consumerism in health care and is frequently invited to speak at national and international health conferences.

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Senior Fellow, Health Policy Center,

Urban Institute

Sharon Long, an economist and senior fellow at the Urban Institute, has more than 25 years of experience conducting quantitative and qualitative policy research on health and social issues. Her research has focused on the effects federal and state policy initiatives, including current evaluations of the Affordable Care Act, state efforts to integrate Medicare and Medicaid for dual eligible enrollees, and state health care system reform. She has published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, American Economic Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, Health Economics, Health Services Research, Inquiry and Medical Care, among others. In 2012, Dr. Long was awarded the Health Services Research Impact Award by AcademyHealth. A professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota from 2010 to 2012, Dr. Long continues as an adjunct professor in the Division.

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Mayo Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management (HPM),

School of Public Health,

University of Minnesota

Dr. Dowd's research interests include Medicare policy, markets for health insurance and health care services, and application of econometric methods to health service research problems He co-chairs the Program in Human Rights and Health at the University of Minnesota. He currently serves as chair of the Methods Council of AcademyHealth and is a senior associate editor of the journal Health Services Research. Dr. Dowd teaches courses in advanced research methods, health policy analysis, and writing for research in the HPM doctoral program. He has over 140 publications in referred journals, and three “Article of the Year” awards. He is a licensed architect and holds a Ph.D. in public policy analysis is from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Associate Professor,

University of Colorado School of Medicine,

Department of Family Medicine

Jodi Summers Holtrop is an Associate Professor and Associate Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado, Denver (UCD). Holtrop is also Senior Implementation Scientist in the Adult and Child Consortium for Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) and Center on Aging through UCD School of Medicine. She is also a certified health education specialist (MCHES).  Her research focuses on improving health promotion and chronic disease management in primary care. Holtrop has extensive experience in partnering with primary care practices and their communities to accomplish research, using her expertise in the use of qualitative and mixed methods to inform research questions and improve implementation of new interventions in practice. Holtrop has published in Journal of Health Communication, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Journal for the American Board of Family Medicine, Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, Tobacco Induced Diseases, European Journal of Public Health. Previous to UCD, she was a faculty member at Michigan State University's Department of Family Medicine. For over 20 years, Holtrop has been involved in practice-based research and served as co-director of practice-based research network, in both Colorado (SNOCAP) and in Michigan (GRIN).

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Professor & Luciano Chair of Health Care Policy,

Marxe School of Public & International Affairs,

Baruch College, City University of New York

Jessica Greene is a health services researcher whose interests focus on assessing efforts to improve health care quality.  She investigates the role of patients in influencing health outcomes and understanding health care choices.  She also examines the impact of financial incentives on consumers and health care providers.  Her research has been published widely, including in Health Affairs, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and the Milbank Quarterly.  She holds a PhD from New York University and an MPH from Columbia University. 

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Professor Emeritus,

School of Public Health,

Learning and Facilities,

University of Minnesota

John Kralewski, PhD, was the founding director of the Center for Health Services Research at the University of Minnesota and led that Center for twenty two years before stepping down to concentrate more time on his research program. He holds three degrees from the University, a B.S. in pharmacy, an M.S. in Health Administration, and a PhD in Health Services Research. He was appointed a chaired professor during 1994. He also chaired the Graduate School Faculty for the Health Services Research Doctoral Program from 1992 until 1998 and has mentored over 20 doctoral students who now hold teaching and research positions at major universities. His research has focused on differences in the cost and quality of care provided by medical group practices and the factors influencing those differences. He has published over 100 papers related to those issues and received national and international awards for his research contributions. Most recently, Kralewski served as a Senior Research Fellow at Medica Research Institute from 2011-2014. Kralewski retired from the U of M during 2006 but still works part time on research projects with University colleagues.

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