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Alan M. Zaslavsky, PhD

Professor, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

Contact Info

Alan Zaslavsky
Harvard Medical School
180 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA, 02115
Phone: 617-432-2441
Fax: 617-432-0173


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DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Outcomes Research
Biostatistics and Computational Biology

Research Abstract

My research topics in health care policy center on measurement of the
quality of care provided by health plans through consumer assessments and
clinical and administrative data. I am also interested in racial/ethnic
and socioeconomic disparities in quality of care. I am an investigator
on a project in collaboration with the California Cancer Registry and
regional registries that examines quality of care for colorectal cancer
using registry data, patient surveys, and a physician follow-back survey.
In this project we have developed new statistical methodology for correcting
treatment data in Registry records for underreporting. I am currently an
investigator in the NCI-funded CanCORS (Cancer Consortium for Outcomes
Research and Surveillance) study, both as part of the Statistical
Coordinating Center (based at DFCI) and through a research site that is a
collaboration of Harvard Medical School and the Northern California cancer

To these projects I bring my experience as a lead statistical investigator
in the core development project of the Consumer Assessments of Health
Plans Study (CAHPS), the CAHPS implementation for Medicare managed care,
and an AHRQ-funded project on expansion of the HEDIS clinical quality
measures. My statistical research interests include surveys, census
methodology, small area estimation, official statistics, missing data,
hierarchical modeling, and Bayesian methodology.


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