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Eric C. Schneider, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School Of Public Health

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Eric Schneider
Harvard School Of Public Health
677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA, 02115
Mailstop: Kresge 342
Phone: 617-338-2059
Fax: 617-357-7470


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DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Outcomes Research

Research Abstract

My research focuses on the quality of health care, specifically in the areas of measurement methods in quality and safety, the impact of public reporting and pay-for-performance on health care delivery, and the impact of socioeconomic factors, such as race, ethnicity, education, and insurance, on the quality of care.

I have applied my broad knowledge of clinical medicine to collaborative research in the areas of colorectal cancer screening and treatment for asthma, depression, colon cancer, and breast cancer. In past work, I have evaluated the impact of new state and national quality measurement initiatives, including statewide publicly disclosed cardiac surgery mortality report cards, and two leading quality measurement systems used to evaluate the quality of health plans nationally: the Health Plan-Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS), and the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAHPS) survey.

Nationally, I have established collaborations with leading organizations including the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the Health Care Finance Administration (HCFA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ).

I teach Quality Improvement in Health Care at the Harvard School of Public Health and practice primary care internal medicine at Brigham Internal Medicine Associates and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. I am also a Senior Research Scientist at the RAND Corporation, the Distinguished Chair in Health Care Quality, and director of the RAND Boston office.


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