Thomas W. Concannon

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Policy Researcher
Boston Office


Ph.D. in health policy and administration, Harvard University; M.A. in political science, McGill University; B.A. in political science, University of Massachusetts

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Thomas Concannon is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, assistant professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, and associate director of Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Programs at the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute. His research is focused on patient care in emergency, acute and post-acute settings using administrative claims, survey, and other types of data. He has been active for over 20 years in efforts to engage patients, consumers, communities, and other stakeholders in health care and health care research. He currently serves on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Health Planning Council, and on the Board Quality Committee for Fenway Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). He was recently co-chair of the national CTSA Committee on CER, sponsored by NIH and director of stakeholder engagement for the Tufts Evidence-Based Practice Center, sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Concannon earned his Ph.D. in health policy at Harvard University and his M.A. in political science at McGill University.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine; Associate Director, Comparative Effectiveness Research Programs, Tufts Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

Recent Projects

  • Stakeholder Views on Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Chicago Area Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network
  • Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • Veterans Affairs Accountability and Choice Act Assessments

Selected Publications

Concannon TW, Guise JM, Dolor RJ, Meissner P, Krishnan JA, Pace WD, Saltz J, Hersh W, Michener L Carey TS, "A national strategy to develop pragmatic clinical trials infrastructure," Clinical and Translational Science, 7(2), 2014

Concannon TW, Saunders T, Fuster M, Patel K, Wong JB, Leslie LK, Lau J, "A systematic review of stakeholder engagement in comparative effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes research," Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29(12), 2014

Concannon TW, Nelson J, Kent DM, Griffith JL, "Evidence of systematic duplication by new percutaneous coronary intervention programs," Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 6(4):400-408, 2013

Concannon TW, Meissner P, Grunbaum JA, McElwee N, Guise JM, Santa J, Conway PH, Daudelin D, Morrato EH, Leslie LK, "A new taxonomy for stakeholder engagement in patient centered outcomes research," Journal of General Internal Medicine, 27(8):985-91, 2012

Concannon TW, Nelson J, Goetz J, Griffith JL, "A percutaneous coronary intervention lab in every hospital?" Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 5(1):14-20, 2012