Carole Roan Gresenz

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Director, Economics, Sociology, and Statistics Department; Senior Economist
Washington Office

Education

Ph.D. and M.A. in economics, Brown University; B.A. in economics, Loyola College of Maryland

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Overview

Carole Roan Gresenz is a senior economist and director of the Economics, Sociology, and Statistics research department at the RAND Corporation. Her research interests and expertise include health care organization and finance, health disparities in medical care, and access to and quality of care among vulnerable populations. Her ongoing work includes estimation of the effects of Alzheimer's Disease on financial outcomes in the period before diagnosis, examination of the effect of health information technology on the quality of ambulatory care, evaluation of the shift of dual-eligibles to managed care in Virginia, and assessment of access to care among immigrant Hispanic youth in new and traditional destinations in the United States. Her recent work includes evaluation of state health care reform efforts, a study of the effects of the Affordable Care Act on firms' decisions to self-insure, and analyses of the spillover effects of high rates of uninsurance in a community on health care outcomes among the insured. Gresenz previously served as the associate director of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice and as director of the Health Economics, Finance, and Organization program within RAND Health. From 2012 to 2015, she was the Bette Jacobs Endowed Professor in the Department of Health Systems Administration, School of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown University. Gresenz serves on the editorial boards of Health Services Research and Medical Care Research and Review. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Brown University and a B.A. in economics from Loyola University Maryland.

Recent Projects

  • Health information technology and quality of care in ambulatory settings
  • Quantifying the effect of Alzheimer's Disease on financial outcomes in the pre-diagnosis period
  • Spillover effects of community uninsurance on health outcomes
  • Evaluation of three states' reforms to cover all children

Selected Publications

Escarce JJ, Edgington S, Gresenz CR, "Spillover Effects of Community Uninsurance on Awareness, Treatment and Control of Hypertension Among Insured Adults," Medical Care, 52(7):626-633, 2014

Miller A, Eibner C, Gresenz CR, "Financing of Employer Sponsored Health Insurance Plans Before and After Health Reform: What Consumers Don't Know Won't Hurt Them?" International Review of Law and Economics, (36):36-47, 2013

Gresenz, CR, Edgington S, Laugesen M, Escarce JJ, "Income Eligibility Thresholds, Premium Contributions, and Children's Coverage Outcomes: A Study of CHIP Expansions," Health Services Research, 48(2 Pt 2):884-904, 2013

Blanchard J, Madden JM, Ross-Degnan D, Gresenz CR, Soumerai SB, "The Relationship Between Emergency Department Use and Cost-Related Medication Non-Adherence among Medicare Beneficiaries," Annals of Emergency Medicine, 62(5):475-485, 2013

Gresenz CR, Derose KP, Ruder T, Escarce JJ, "Health Care Experiences of Hispanics in New and Traditional Destinations," Medical Care Research and Review, 69(6):663-678, 2012

Gresenz CR, Edgington S, Laugesen M, Escarce JJ, "Take-Up of Public Insurance and Crowd-Out of Private Insurance under Recent CHIP Expansions to Higher Income Children," Health Services Research, 47(5):1999-2011, 2012

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