Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends (CFACT): Staff Biography
Joel W. Cohen, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Social and Economic Research
State of Illinois, Bureau of the Budget
The Urban Institute
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
Access, use, financing, and reimbursement methods
Current Research Projects
Health care use, expenditures, and financial burden for the uninsured
Expenditures by condition, 1987-1997
Who pays for home care, shifting burdens past and present
Technical Assistance and Survey Contributions
Task leader for design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) nursing home and medical provider surveys, and the charge and payment section of the MEPS household survey
Task leader for expenditure imputation on both the National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) and MEPS. Also provide assistance to various governmental and private organizations, including Office of Management and Budget, CBO, Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), the White House, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Commonwealth Fund on both substantive and survey related issues
Numerous publications using both NMES and MEPS
Experience also with the Health Interview Survey (HIS), The National Hospital Discharge Survey, the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), and the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), as well as various Medicare and Medicaid databases.
Public Health Service Training Fellowship
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) award for outstanding performance on health reform
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) article of the year award
Health Affairs, Inquiry, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Health Policy, Politics, and Law, Medical Care
Select for a bibliography of articles and reports by Joel W. Cohen.
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