Associate Professor of Medicine
BA, English Literature, Dartmouth College
MS, Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
MD, University of Michigan Medical School
Laboratory: 35 Kneeland, 10th Floor
Office Phone: 617-636-2866
Clinical & Translational Science
My research focuses on methods for assessing and improving the quality of health care. A current study examines organizational factors associated with the effectiveness of hospital quality improvement activities. Other studies have examined the validity of quality measures, development of statistical benchmarks, structured consensus development on core quality measures, risk adjustment for comparative assessment, and a managed-care intervention to improve detection of substance-related problems. My earlier research examined variations in psychiatric practices and the appropriateness of clinical interventions.