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Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, President of The New York Academy of Medicine, announces the appointment of José A. Pagán, PhD as the Director of a new research center that will enable NYAM to be a strategic partner for organizations interested in developing and implementing innovative responses to the challenges of health care reform to achieve the Triple Aim of reducing cost, increasing quality, and improving population health.
"National health care reform offers unprecedented opportunities for personal and community-based prevention,” Dr. Boufford said. NYAM has established a leadership role in promoting the changes that create healthy communities, and Dr. Pagán's unique expertise as a health services researcher with a deep understanding of the broad determinants of population health is a perfect fit for NYAM."
The new research center at NYAM will provide research, analytic, and evaluation support to the work of providers, payers, and plans to create systems that work for the health of patients and communities. The center seeks to improve population health by developing, testing, and evaluating financially sustainable innovations in health care delivery systems that recognize the multiple behavioral, social, and economic determinants of health.
Dr. Pagán is a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health & Society Scholar with expertise in health economics and health services research. He received his PhD in economics from the University of New Mexico and he is also Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pagán has served as a consultant on health insurance coverage for the Institute of Medicine and is a member of the National Advisory Committees of the RWJF Health & Society Scholars Program and the RJWF Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Health Economists.
Before joining NYAM Dr. Pagán was the Principal Investigator of a three-year, $7.3 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to develop and implement the Brookdale Senior Living Transitions of Care Program. He was Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center.
Posted on September 20, 2013
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