The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Arnold House

715 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003
United States

325 Arnold House


As a health services researcher and practicing pediatrician and internist, my research broadly seeks to address issues of quality and equity in the U.S. health care system. Much of my work focuses on health and health care for women and children. Recent studies include determining the relationship between organizational factors and pediatric health care quality, identifying barriers to effective implementation of evidence-based guidelines for perinatal depression in pediatric practices, and determining whether Medicaid accountable care organizations improve asthma outcomes for children at high risk for disparate care and outcomes. I am a mixed methodologist and use administrative data, surveys, key-informant interviews, focus groups, secondary textual analyses, and ethnographic methods to answer my research questions. I not only enjoy multidisciplinary collaboration, but also believe it is necessary to draw on the expertise found across many disciplines, including community-based partners, when trying to understand and address issues of quality and equity in the U.S. health care system.

Research Lab Website:

Learn more about my research on my research lab's website, Quality for All.