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NIA Research and training

relevant to health services




John Haaga

Deputy Director

Division of Behavioral and Social Research

National Institute on Aging



June 9, 2008

Academy Health, Washington DC

Major themes of NIA/BSR research



Health Disparities


Aging Minds


Increasing Health Expectancy


Health, Work, and Retirement


Interventions and Behavior Change


Genetics, Behavior, and the Social Environment


The Burden of Illness & the Efficiency of Health
Systems


NIA niche in

Health Services Research?


how older people and their families deal with
multiple services, often for multiple conditions


long
-
term care system, including financing;


hospital
-
level and regional differences in health
expenditures, services, and outcomes for older
persons;


U.S. and comparative cross
-
national studies

Illustrative current research grants…


Program projects


Vincent Mor “Shaping long
-
term care in America”


Jonathan Skinner “Causes and consequences of health
care efficiency”



Center grants


Dana Goldman “Roybal Center for Health Policy
Simulation”


Illustrative current research grants (cont.)


R01 research grants


Jalpa Doshi “Life cycle effects of health insurance on
elderly health”


Amy Finkelstein “Market failure, public policy, and
long
-
term care insurance”


Terri Fried “Treatment goals at end of life”


Alan
Gustman

“Integrated models of health and
retirement”


John Hsu “Cost
-
sharing ramifications and prescription
drug benefits in Medicare”


Fred Wolinsky “Health and health service use in the
HRS/AHEAD”

Illustrative current research grants (cont.)


R03, R21 small; exploratory research grants


Mary Carter “Spatial analysis of nursing home
deficiency citations”


David Meltzer “Effects of hospitalists in Medicare
data”


Sebastian
Schneeweis

“Evaluating drug benefit policy
changes in the elderly”


Jennifer Wolff “In
-
home caregiving and use of medical
services”

Fellowships &

career development awards

F31 Adaeze Akamigbo “Health services and
outcomes in elderly black women”

K01 David Grabowski “Disparities in nursing home
care by race and payer status”

K08 Amber Barnato “Hospital
-
level variation in
treatment intensity”

K23 Julie Bynum “Improving the quality of health
systems for the very old”

PAR
-
08
-
033 (K01) Promoting Careers in Aging and
Health Disparities Research



Selected Training Grants

Charles Boult, Johns Hopkins




Gerontological health services research

Eileen Crimmins, USC




Multidisciplinary research training in gerontology

James Goodwin, U
-
Texas Medical Branch



Health of older minorities

David Meltzer, Chicago



MD/PhD program in medicine, social sciences, & aging

Vincent Mor, Brown



Aging, health and health services research

Thomas
Prohaska
, U
-
Illinois at Chicago



Gerontological public health

David Wise, NBER



Economics of aging

Julie Zissimopoulos, RAND


Postdoctoral training in the study of aging


Major investments in data infrastructure


Health and Retirement Study


National Long
-
Term Care Survey (to be succeeded by
National Study of Disability Trends and Dynamics)


Panel Study of Income Dynamics


National Study of Social Life, Health and Aging


American Life Panel (Internet)


National Longitudinal Mortality Study


Longitudinal Employment and Household Dynamics


Numerous longitudinal data sets


Linkages to Medicare claims and sometimes Social Security
earnings records, under various agreements

For more information, please contact…


John Haaga (Health Services)


HaagaJ@mail.nih.gov

John Phillips (Health Economics)

PhillipJ@mail.nih.gov

Sid Stahl (Behavioral Medicine)

StahlS@mail.nih.gov

Lisbeth Nielsen (End
-
of
-
life)


NielsenLi@mail.nih.gov


For more clinical projects…


Winnie Rossi, Deputy Director,

RossiW@mail.nih.gov

NIA Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology