Health Services and Policy Research Group
What is the Health Services and Policy Research Group?
The Health Services and Policy Research Group in the Department of Preventive Medicine conducts research in health policy in order to better understand how to improve population health outcomes, and optimize cost and quality in the healthcare system. Our current projects include examining affordability of insurance plans under healthcare reform, studying the impact of electronic health records and patient web-portals on patient behavior and health outcomes, and analyzing the determinants of early hospital re-admissions.
PhD in Economics, Vanderbilt University
Research Interests: health economics, health care financing, health policy analysis, cost analysis; financing health care for the poor and underserved, safety net providers, medical malpractice, outcomes research
PhD in Health Services and Policy Analysis, UC-Berkeley
Research Interests: information technology and organizational culture and their effects on clinical care, quality, and costs; and patient knowledge and behavior with respect to insurance access and benefit design
PhD in Economics, UC-Santa Barbara
Research Interests: health economics, how incentives can affect health behaviors and health status; geographic and ethic disparities in health outcomes, optimal insurance benefit design, the impact of health on education
PhD in Health Services and Policy, University of Iowa
Research Interests: household economics, healthcare economics, policy effectiveness, maternal and child health, infant health, nutrition and health disparities.
PhD in Health Services Research and Administration, University of Nebraska Medical Center
M.D., Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Research Interests: health services and policy research using large databases, health care quality and efficiency, and in health disparity study, particularly in cancer and cardio-pulmonary diseases and management
Graetz I, Kaplan CM, Kaplan EK, Bailey JE, Waters TM. The U.S. Health Insurance Marketplace: Are Premiums Truly Affordable?. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 9 September 2014] doi:10.7326/M14-0757
Kaplan CM, Graetz I, Waters TM. Most exchange plans charge lower tobacco surcharges than allowed, but many tobacco users lack affordable coverage. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014;33:1466-73. [PMID: 25092850] doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2013.1338
Teresa M. Waters, Ph.D.
66 N. Pauline Street, Suite 633
Memphis, TN 38163