Thomas W. Concannon

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Policy Researcher
Boston Office


Ph.D. in health policy and administration, Harvard University

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Thomas Concannon is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, with joint faculty appointments at Tufts Medical Center and the Tufts University School of Medicine. He studies the organization of health care services for high-cost and high-intensity patients and is principal investigator on a project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality that compares strategies to regionalize emergency care for patients with heart attack.

Concannon has published widely on patients seen in emergency medical service (EMS), emergency department, and inpatient settings and has extensive experience with primary EMS data, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project files, and Medicare claims. Concannon has expertise in comparative effectiveness research (CER), simulation modeling, geographic information systems, cost effectiveness, and stakeholder engagement in health care research. He served from 2010 to 2012 as co-chair of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award Consortium's Comparative Effectiveness Research Key Function Committee and was co-convener of an NIH-sponsored Pragmatic Clinical Trials Infrastructure Workshop in 2012.

Concannon has developed and taught graduate level courses on CER at Tufts University and the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his Ph.D. in health policy and administration from Harvard University.

Recent Projects

  • Triage and Allocation Model for Primary PCI after STEMI
  • Health Care Innovation Awards Evaluation