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Lauren
Hersch
Nicholas
,
PhD

Associate Professor
-
Adjunct

Contact Info

624 N. Broadway, Hampton House 450
Baltimore
Maryland
21205
US        

Research Interests

health economics; Medicare; regional variation; end-of-life; surgery
Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
PhD
Columbia University
2008
MPhil
Columbia University
2008
MPP
George Washington University
2004
Overview
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 dementia, surgery and end-of-life care. She has received several awards for her research including the National Academy of Social Insurance John Heinz Dissertation Award, the AcademyHealth Article-of-the-Year Award, and the HCUP Most Outstanding Article Award.
Honors & Awards
Excellence in Teaching, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Delta Omega Honor Society, 2015
Johns Hopkins University Catalyst Award, 2015
HCUP Outstanding Article of the Year Award, 2014
AcademyHealth Article of the Year Award, 2012
Best Overall Abstract Award, Academic Surgical Congress, 2011
National Academy of Social Insurance John Heinz Dissertation Award, 2009
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