Zachary Predmore

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Associate Policy Researcher
Boston Office


Ph.D. in health policy and management, Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in chemistry, Princeton University


Zach Predmore is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. His research focuses on assessing the value of health care services, including new technologies, medications, and health system improvements. He has worked across a variety of clinical areas, including gastroenterology, psychiatry, and infectious disease, with an emphasis on health care services for people with HIV/AIDS. He is a mixed-methods researcher and has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and reports.

He earned his Ph.D. in health policy and management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Selected Publications

Quigley DD, Predmore Z, "What Parents have to Say: Content and Actionability of Narrative Comments from Child HCAHPS Survey," Hospital Pediatrics, 2022

Predmore ZS; Roth E; Breslau J; Fischer SH; Uscher-Pines L, "Assessment of Patient Preferences for Telehealth in Post–COVID-19 Pandemic Health Care," JAMA Network Open, 4(12), 2021

Predmore Z, Doby B, Durand CM, Segev DL, Sugarman J, Tobian AAR, Wu AW, "Potential donor characteristics and decisions made by organ procurement organization staff: Results of a discrete choice experiment ," Transplant Infectious Disease , 23(5), 2021

Predmore Z, Doby B, Bozzi DG, Durand C, Segev D, Sugarman J, Tobian AAR, Wu AW, "Barriers experienced by organ procurement organizations in implementing the HOPE act and HIV-positive organ donation," AIDS Care (forthcoming)

Faherty LJ, Master BK, Steiner ED, Kaufman JH, Predmore Z, Stelitano L, Leschitz JT, Phillips B, Schwartz HL, Wolfe R, COVID-19 Testing in K-12 Schools: Insights from Early Adopters, RAND Corporation (RR-A1103-1), 2021

Predmore Z, Hatef E, Weiner JP, "Integrating Social Determinants into Health Care Analytics: A Conceptual Framework and Suggested Road Map. ," Population Health Management, 2019

Predmore Z, Nie X, Main R, Mattke S, Liu H, "Anesthesia Service Use during Outpatient Gastroenterology Procedures Continued to Increase from 2010 to 2013 and Potentially Discretionary Spending Remained High," American Journal of Gastroenterology, 112(2), 2017

Predmore Z, Ramchand R, Ayer L, Kotzias V, Engel C, Ebener P, Kemp JE, Karras E, Haas GL, "Expanding Suicide Crisis Services to Text and Chat: Responders Perspectives of the Differences Between Communication Modalities," Crisis, 38(4), 2017


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    Telemedicine Abortion? It's Not as Easy as It Sounds

    The Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has providers and health advocates strategizing about how to provide more abortions where it is still legal. Expanding virtual medical appointments is one popular idea. Policymakers and clinics could take steps to make telemedicine better understood, easier to use, and more equitable.

    Aug 19, 2022 The Hill

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    The Doctor Will Call Me Maybe: The Uncertain Future of Audio-Only Visits and Why We Need Them to Address Disparities

    Audio-only health care visits have been instrumental in maintaining access to care during the pandemic. Despite this, coverage for audio-only visits is likely temporary. Devaluing and prematurely casting off a key telemedicine modality could mean the difference between a needed doctor visit and no visit at all.

    Mar 12, 2021 Health Affairs