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Steven R. Machlin

Statistician, 1996

M.S., Biostatistics & Epidemiology, Georgetown

Research Interests
Health care expenditures and utilization
Sampling, estimation, and imputation issues
General statistical analysis

Current Research Projects
Longitudinal analysis of expenditures at end of life
Analysis of impact of outliers on expenditure estimation
Report on family level expenditures
Trends in use and expenditures for the uninsured, 1987-1997

Technical Assistance and Survey Contributions
Lead statistician, Utilization and Expenditure Analytic Group, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Benchmark key MEPS estimates to other data sources
Provide technical assistance on survey design, weighting, variance estimation, and use of MEPS data files to both internal and external customers

Survey Experience
MEPS, National Medical Expenditures Survey (NMES), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS), Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP-NIS), and Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS).

AHRQ Director's Award of Merit for mentorship of summer interns
AHRQ Administrator's Award for outstanding group performance in developing medical expenditure data
AHRQ Performance Award.

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