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Recent Publications

Do Avoidable Hospitalization Rates among Older Adults Differ by Geographic Access to Primary Care Physicians?” with Michael Daly and Marco Millones. Health Services Research. 2017. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12736. [Epub ahead of print].

 The Effects of State Medicaid Expansions for Working-Age Adults on Senior Medicare Beneficiaries,” with Melissa McInerney and Lindsay Sabik. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Volume 9, Issue 3, August 2017, pages 408-438.

Does It Pay to Penalize Hospitals for Excess Readmissions? Intended and Unintended Consequences of Medicare's Hospital Readmissions Reductions Program,” with Michael Daly and Molly Smith (W&M Class of 2016). Health Economics, Volume 26, Issue 8, August 2017, pages 1037-1051.

The Impact of Adolescent Exposure to Medical Marijuana Laws on High School Completion, College Enrollment and College Degree Completion,” with Andrew Plunk, Arpana Agrawal, Paul T. Harrell, William F. Tate, Kelli England Will, and Richard A. Grucza. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Volume 168, November 2016, pages 320-327.

 Medicare Payment and Hospital Provision of Outpatient Care to the Uninsured,” with Daifeng He. Health Services Research, Volume 51, August 2016, pages 1388-1406.

  Physician Responses to Rising Local Unemployment Rates: Healthcare Provision to Medicare and Privately-Insured Patients,” with Daifeng He and Melissa McInerney.  Journal of Health Economics, Volume 40, March 2015, pages 97-108.

Recession Depression: Mental Health Effects of the 2008 Stock Market Crash,” with Melissa McInerney and Lauren Hersch Nicholas.  Journal of Health Economics, Volume 32, Issue 6, December 2013, pages 1090-1104.

Do Changes in Hospital Outpatient Payments Affect the Setting of Care?” with Daifeng He.  Health Services Research, Volume 48, Issue 5, October 2013.

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Surgical Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction: The Role of Hospital and Physician Effects” with Daifeng He and Eytan Jankowitz (W&M Class of 2011).  Medical Care Research and Review, Volume 70, Number 3, June 2013, pages 287-309.

State Unemployment in Recessions During 1991-2009 Was Linked to Faster Growth in Medicare Spending,” with Melissa McInerney.  Health Affairs, Volume 31, Issue 11, November 2012, pages 2464-2473.

 Recessions and Seniors’ Health, Health Behaviors, and Healthcare Use: Analysis of the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey,” with Melissa McInerney.  Journal of Health Economics, Volume 31, Issue 5, September 2012, pages 744-751.

“Hospital Responses to Medicare’s Outpatient Prospective Payment System: Evidence from Florida,” with Daifeng He.  Journal of Health Economics, Volume 31, Issue 5, September 2012, pages 730-743.

 “Religious Participation and Risky Behaviors among Adolescents,” with Beth Freeborn.  Health Economics, Volume 20, Issue 10, October 2011, pages 1226-1240.

"Do Cigarette Taxes Affect Children's Body Mass Index? Evidence of an Effect of Household Environment on Health." Health Economics,Volume 20, Issue 4, April 2011, pages 412-431.

"Child Body Mass Index, Obesity, and Proximity to Fast Food Restaurants,"with Carrie B. Dolan and Ron Rapoport.  International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, Volume 6, Number 1, February 2011, pages 60-68.