Kimberley Geissler

Assistant Professor
337 Arnold House
413-577-4353
kgeissler@umass.edu

Education: 

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.

Publication List: 

PubMed Search Link

Key Publications: 

Geissler KH and JE Zeber. (2020). Primary care physician referral patterns for behavioral health diagnoses. Psychiatric Services. 71(4):389-392.

Geissler KH and EA Evans. (2020). Changes in Medicaid Acceptance by Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities After Implementation of Federal Parity. Medical Care. 58(2):101-107.                 

Geissler KH, Lubin B, Ericson KM. (2020). The role of organizational affiliations in physician patient-sharing relationships. Medical Care Research and Review. 77(2):165-175.  

Geissler KH. (2020). Differences in referral patterns for rural primary care physicians from 2005 to 2016. Health Services Research. 55(1):94-102.

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