Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM): Staff Biographies
William Spector, Ph.D., is a health services researcher who specializes in research on long term care. He is currently a Senior Social Scientist with CDOM, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and has been with the Agency for 22 years. Prior to his arrival at AHRQ, he was Associate Director for Research at the Gerontology Center at Brown University. He has been on the faculties of Brown University, George Mason University, and Salem State College. Much of Dr. Spector's research has focused on nursing home and home care. He is particularly interested in the impact of market factors and facility characteristics on quality, outcomes, and cost, as well as methods for measuring and estimating outcomes of care. Most recently he is working on approaches to translating research evidence into day to day practice of care. Dr. Spector's work has appeared in economics, heath services research, and gerontological journals. He received his doctorate in social policy from the Florence Heller School, Brandeis University, an M.A. in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a B.A. in Economics from Brandeis University.
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