Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM): Staff Biographies
Claudia A. Steiner, M.D., M.P.H., is a research medical officer with CDOM, within the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Dr. Steiner is a board-certified internist who conducts and manages research for the Center. She helps with the design, management and dissemination of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). Her research interests include the influence of ambulatory surgery on standards of care, utilization and clinical outcomes; the epidemiology of infectious diseases, including healthcare associated infections; the epidemiology of injury; and the prevalence and factors associated with readmissions to the acute care setting. She has examined the process and considerations used by private indemnity and managed care insurers when determining coverage for new medical technology. Dr. Steiner has experience with both primary and secondary data, including a national survey of health insurers, and the administrative databases of HCUP. Dr. Steiner has published in The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of General Internal Medicine, International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, American Journal of Managed Care, and Medical Care. She referees papers for these same journals.
Dr. Steiner received her medical degree and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Subsequently, she obtained a Masters of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health while completing a research fellowship through the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. She is licensed to practice medicine in Maryland, and continues to see patients part-time within the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
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