Lauren Hersch Nicholas, PhD
Assistant Professor, Health Policy & Management, Surgery
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan
Health Policy and Management
School of Medicine (Joint)
Center & Institute Affiliation(s):
624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 450
Baltimore , Maryland 21205
Personal Website: http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/people/profile/792/Lauren_Nicholas
PhD , Columbia University , 2008
MPP , George Washington University , 2004
MPhil , Columbia University , 2008
Lauren Hersch Nicholas is a health economist whose research focuses on the role of public policy in improving health and healthcare quality for the elderly. Her current research combines survey, administrative, and clinical data to study the interaction between healthcare utilization and economic outcomes. Dr. Nicholas's work uses clinical and econometric approaches to answer questions in medical and health economics, particularly for surgery and end-of-life care.
Honors and Awards
HCUP Outstanding Article of the Year Award, 2014
AcademyHealth Article of the Year Award, 2012
Best Overall Abstract Award, Academic Surgical Congress, 2011
Young Scientists Award, World Congress on Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases (declined), 2011
National Academy of Social Insurance John Heinz Dissertation Award, 2009
health economics, Medicare, regional variation, end-of-life, surgery
McInerney M, Mellor M, Nicholas LH. 2013. Recession Depression: Mental Health Effects of the 2008 Stock Market Crash. Journal of Health Economics, 32(6): 1090 - 1104.
Nicholas LH. 2013. Better Quality of Care or Healthier Patients? Hospital Utilization by Medicare Advantage and Fee-for-Service Enrollees. Forum for Health Economics & Policy, 16(1).
Nicholas LH, Langa KM, Iwashyna TJ, Weir DR (2011). Regional Variation in the Association Between Advance Directives and End-of-Life Medicare Expenditures, JAMA, 306(13): 1447 - 1453.
Nicholas LH, Dimick JB, Iwashyna TJ (2011). Do Hospitals Alter Patient Care Effort Allocations Under Pay-for-Performance? Health Services Research. 46(1 part I): 61–81.
Select recent publications listed below. All publications available on my website.