Kimberley Geissler


B.A., Williams College, 2006; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2013; Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University, 2013-14

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Health economics, health insurance, empirical methods, physician referrals, access to care

Research Description: 

My research uses large datasets and advanced empirical methods to explore factors affecting access to and coordination of health care. My current work focuses on physician referrals and coordination of care measured using health insurance claims data. I use economic modeling and network science to examine the relationship between insurance, physician, and organizational factors and health care coordination and access.

Key Publications: 

Geissler KH, Lubin B, Ericson KM. (2018). The role of organizational affiliations in physician patient-sharing relationships. Medical Care Research and Review. Published ahead of print, 20 April 2018; p. 1-18.

Geissler KH (with Ericson KM and Lubin B). (2017) The Impact of Partial-Year Enrollment on the Accuracy of Risk Adjustment Systems: A Framework and Evidence. American Journal of Health Economics. Published ahead of print, 3 October 2017; p. 1-43.

Geissler KH, Lubin B, Ericson KM. (2016) Access is not enough: characteristics of physicians who treat Medicaid patients. Medical Care. 54(4):350-8.

Zheng X, Ren ZJ, Heineke J, Geissler KH. (2016). Reductions in Diagnostic Imaging With High Deductible Health Plans. Medical Care. 54(2), 110-117.