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The Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care

Lipitz Center Research Projects

Current Projects, ordered alphabetically by PI


Lowering Health Care Prices in the Private Sector

To develop legislative and regulatory approaches to set a maximum price that hospitals and physicians can charge. By reducing the amount of money going to hospitals and physicians, total US health care spending will be lower. Working with five states we hopefully will be able to help the states develop effective policy solutions to reduce prices.


Policy Options that Maximize Access to and Affordability of Prescription Drugs

To develop research on policy options that maximize access to and affordability of prescription drugs.


Johns Hopkins Drug Access and Affordability Initiative

The purpose of this project is to continue work done in a previous grant that examines the impact of drug prices on access and affordability, and develop policy options within the United States.


Private Sector Pricing

To lower prices paid by the private sector.


Formulary Design

To improve drug formularies.


Optimal Medication Management in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementias

This study will refine and test a patient-centered and pragmatic de-prescribing intervention for persons with ADRD.


Integrating Palliative Care with Chronic Disease Management in Ambulatory Care

The goal of this project is to conduct an integrative review on palliative care in chronic illness.


Training in Health Services Research

The goal of this project is to train predoctoral students in health services research and policy.


Achieving Excellence in Biopsychosocial Cancer Pain Management Through a Comprehensive Quality Education Program

This study will educate health care professionals on non-opioid approaches to cancer pain management.


What is Patient Safety in the Medical Home?

To evaluate the implementation of patient safety in a national sample of primary care medical homes using mixed-methods approaches.


NSOC: Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias:  Enhancing the National Study of Caregiving

This project enhances understanding of caregiving to older adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) through new national longitudinal data that provides both care recipient and caregiver perspectives to inform planning and policies to meet demands for ADRD care and support ADRD caregivers.


NHATS: National Health and Aging Trends Study

Study to design, test, field and disseminate a new national study to enable analyses of disability trends and trajectories in older people. The new study will be a platform for scientific inquiry to guide efforts to reduce disability, maximized functioning, and enhance older adults' quality of life.


Adverse Financial Events Before and After Dementia Diagnosis: Understanding the Timing and Need for Representative Payees Among Households Impacted by Dementia

This grant studies the frequency and timing of adverse financial events ranging from missed bill payment to home foreclosure and bankruptcy relative to the timing of dementia diagnoses among older adults.


Understanding and Respecting End-of-Life Treatment Preferences Among Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias 

This grant studies surrogate decision-making for ADRD patients to better inform the advance care planning process and communication with surrogates. Results from this study can help to design interventions to increase the likelihood that a patient engaging in advance care planning has the conversations or prepares the documents that allow family, friends, and clinicians to act in a patient’s best interest after dementia onset. Findings can also inform decision-making when ACP may no longer apply or was not completed.


Services not Covered by Medicare: Unmet Beneficiary Needs and Potential Policy Reforms

This project will inform Medicare benefit reform considerations to include dental, vision, hearing, and long-term services and supports in order to better reflect the growing and diverse needs of the aging population. 


Hearing Loss and Medicare Beneficiaries

To highlight measurement challenges in identifying hearing loss through existing nationally representative datasets; to examine the adverse consequences associated with hearing loss and the benefits of treated hearing loss; to consider what policy opportunities there may be to improve access to hearing devices and hearing services among Medicare beneficiaries with hearing loss.


Trends and Dynamics in Caregiving for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: Extending the National Study of Caregiving

This project will enhance understanding of informal caregiving to older adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia (ADRD) through new national longitudinal data that builds upon the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) and its companion National Study of Caregiving (NSOC).


Pragmatic Trial to Improve Communication for Primary Care Patients with ADRD

This study will refine and test the effectiveness of an advance care planning intervention for older adults including those with ADRD through proactive engagement of families in primary care.


Involving Family to Improve Communication in Breast Cancer Care

This study will pilot test a brief intervention to effectively and purposely involve family members in the cancer care of patients being actively treated for breast cancer. 


Involving Family to Improve Advance Care Planning for Primary Care Patients with ADRD

This study will refine and test the efficacy of an advance care planning intervention among persons with ADRD through proactive engagement of families in primary care.

 

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