Harvard Public Policy Professor Dr. David Grabowski on COV19 in Nursing Homes on Seniors Straight Talk

Dr. David Grabowski, a highly respected thought leader, researcher, and advisor to the federal government provides valuable insights into a system on which over 1.4 million adults are dependent for care. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the coronavirus in nursing homes, Grabowski sheds light on the important issues that need attention in order for nursing homes to provide safe, quality care and quality life for residents and a safe workplace for healthcare workers who should be valued and respected for their work caring for our country’s older adults, including issues related to vaccine hesitancy and the importance of leadership in building trust for vaccine acceptance.


Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/24/2021 -- David C. Grabowski, PhD, is a professor of health care policy in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. His research examines the economics of aging with a particular focus in the areas of long-term care and post-acute care.

Dr. Grabowski has been the Principal Investigator on five grants from the National Institute on Aging on projects related to the value of post-acute care, skilled nursing facility payment, demand for long-term care insurance, specialization in dementia care, and nonprofit provision of nursing home care. His research has been supported by a number of private foundations and has led a team at Harvard in the evaluation of payment models used by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Grabowski is member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), an independent agency established to advise the United States Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. He's testified before the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Subcommittee looking into the effects of COV19 in nursing homes and served on several Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services technical expert panels. Dr. Grabowski is an associate editor of the journal - Forum for Health Economics and Policy, is a member of the editorial boards of American Journal of Health Economics, Medical Care Research & Review and B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis & Policy. He was the 2004 recipient of the Thompson Prize for Young Investigators from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

Host and best-selling author Phyllis Ayman is thrilled that listeners of SeniorsSTRAIGHTTalk have the opportunity to hear from Dr. David Grabowski. Ayman says, "Dr. Grabowski is engaging and forthcoming; it was truly an enlightening and informative conversation".

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