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healthpolicyhomepage.jpgHealth Services Research studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies and personal behaviors affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and health and well-being.

Erika Crable, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor - Program Co-Director
Erik Groessl, PhD, Professor - Program Co-Director

Academic members:

Cinnamon Bloss, PhD, Professor and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH, Associate Professor
Julie Celebi, MD, Associate Professor, Secondary Appointed
Crystal Wiley Cene, MD, MPH, Professor, Secondary Appointed
Elizabeth Eikey, PhD, Assistant Professor
Todd Gilmer, PHD, Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Division Chief of Health Policy
Robert H Kaplan, PhD, MPA, Professor and Associate Dean for Student Affairs 
Rick Kronick, PhD, MA, Professor
Britta Larsen, PhD, Associate Professor
Sydney Leibel, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Secondary Appointed
Lin Liu, PhD, Associate Professor
Sara McMenamin, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor
Winta Mehtsun, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Secondary Appointed
Ryan Moran, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Secondary Appointed
France Nguyen-Grozavu, PhD, MPH, Lecturer
Victoria D. Ojeda, PhD, MPH, Professor
Dena Rifkin, MD, MS, Professor, Seconday Appointed
Deepa Sannidhi, MD, Assistant Professor, Secondary Appointed
Yuyan Shi, PhD, Associate Professor
David Strong, PhD, Professor
Christine Zoumas-Morse, MS, RD, Lecturer

Staff members:
Ramona Pindus
Robert Wood

Research Labs

Led by Dr. Todd Gilmer, the Chronic Illness and Disability Payment System (CDPS) is a diagnostic-based risk adjustment model that is widely used to adjust capitated payments for health plans that enroll Medicaid beneficiaries.

CDPS uses International Classification of Disease (ICD) codes to assign CDPS Categories that indicate illness burden related to major body systems (e.g. Cardiovascular) or types of chronic disease (e.g. Diabetes). Within each major category is a hierarchy reflecting both the clinical severity of the condition and its expected effect on future costs. Each of the hierarchical CDPS Categories is assigned a CDPS weight. CDPS weights are additive across major categories. Learn More.