Allen Fremont

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M.D., Dartmouth Medical School; Ph.D. in sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.A. in social psychophysiology, University of California, Berkeley

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Allen Fremont is a physician and sociologist at RAND, with clinical academic appointments at UCLA and the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He helped establish and then lead RAND's involvement in the National Health Plan Collaborative, a novel public–private partnership that included health care plans for more than 87 million Americans. He leads RAND's Q-DART project, which focuses on the development of GIS mapping and decision tools to help health plans and providers more efficiently and effectively target quality improvement interventions. Recent work focuses on supporting regional and community-level pilots to help foster shared action and coordinated community interventions among diverse stakeholders (e.g., health plans, provider groups, public health agencies, state regulators, and nonprofit organizations). Fremont received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles; Attending Physician, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Recent Projects

  • Reducing racial and ethnic disparities and improving overall quality of care, particularly within managed care plans
  • Developing indirect approaches to estimating race/ethnicity for quality improvement purposes when self-reported data are unavailable
  • Developing interactive mapping and decision tools to increase efficiency and effectiveness of targeting quality improvement interventions
  • Evaluating use of lay community navigators to reduce barriers to care for minority cancer patients
  • Assessing relationship between patient-centered care and long-term health outcomes

Selected Publications

Allen M. Fremont et al., "Differences in HIV Care Between Patients With and Without Severe Mental Illness," Psychiatric Services, 58(5), 2007

Nicole Lurie et al., "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Care: The Perspectives of Cardiologists," Circulation, 111(10), 2005

Allen M. Fremont et al., "Use of Indirect Measures of Race/Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status in Managed Care Settings to Identify Disparities in Cardiovascular and Diabetes Care Quality," Health Affairs, 24(2), 2005

Allen M. Fremont and Nicole Lurie, The Role of Race and Ethnic Data Collection in Eliminating Health Disparities: Measurement and Data Needs, National Academies Press, 2004

Allen M. Fremont et al., "Patient-Centered Care Processes and Long-Term Myocardial Infarction Outcomes," Journal of General Internal Medicine, 16(12), 2001

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: PBS