Administrative Data Systems

11. Author Biography

Vincent Mor, PhD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Community Health at the Brown University School of Medicine and formerly served as the Director of the Brown University Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research. Dr. Mor has been on the faculty of the Department of Community Health since 1981, becoming tenured in 1987. Dr. Mor was one of the founders of the Department's graduate program in 1986 and directed it until becoming chair in 1996.

Dr. Mor has been Principal Investigator of over 20 NIH funded grants focusing on the organizational and health care delivery system factors associated with variation in use of health services and the outcomes experienced by frail and chronically ill persons. He has had multiple grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Pew Memorial Trust and the Retirement Research Foundation, as well as contracts from the Health Care Financing Administration and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation to evaluate the impact of programs and policies in aging and long term care including Medicare funding of hospice, the costs and benefits of day-hospital treatment of cancer, patient outcomes in nursing homes, the impact of short term case management for cancer patients, several studies documenting age discrimination in cancer treatment and use of home care services, and a national study of residential care facilities. Over the past 20 years Dr. Mor's research has frequently integrated quantitative and qualitative data, particularly in program evaluations examining the approaches communities, organizations and specific providers use to adjust to health policy changes such as financing and reimbursement or to the emergence of integrated delivery systems.