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Joel W. Cohen
Director, Division of Social and Economic Research
State of Illinois, Bureau of the Budget
The Urban Institute
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
Access, use, financing, and reimbursement methods
Current Research Projects
Health care use, expenditures, and financial burden for the uninsured
Expenditures by condition, 1987-1997
Who pays for home care, shifting burdens past and present
Technical Assistance and Survey Contributions
Task leader for design of the MEPS nursing home and medical provider surveys, and the charge and payment section of the MEPS household survey
Task leader for expenditure imputation on both the NMES and MEPS. Also provide assistance to various governmental and private organizations, including Office of Management and Budget, CBO, HCFA, the White House, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Commonwealth Fund on both substantive and survey related issues
Numerous publications using both NMES and MEPS
Experience also with the Health Interview Survey (HIS), The National Hospital Discharge Survey, the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), and the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), as well as various HCFA Medicare and Medicaid databases.
Public Health Service Training Fellowship
AHCPR award for outstanding performance on health reform
AHRQ article of the year award
Health Affairs, Inquiry, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Health Policy, Politics, and Law, Medical Care .