Welcome Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson has joined our team in the Duke-Margolis Health Policy Evidence Hub at Duke University, and he will also be blogging here at freeforall. His first post went up yesterday.

You may know Dave under his pen name of Richard Mayhew, a prolific blogger on health policy at Balloon Juice who has forgotten more about the intricacies of ACA insurance market reform and subsidy details than I ever knew. He will keep blogging there and a subset of his posts will appear here. The exact focus will be worked out over time.

At Duke, we are thrilled to have Dave’s health policy-infused data scientist/counterfactual thinker perspective applied to our ongoing work on the development of Palliative Care payment changes, and end of life policy generally. Further, we are hoping to build the go-to shop (policy analysis, some evaluation work in conjunction with partners) for health reform in States that haven’t yet expanded Medicaid in the belief that action in these States is likely to accelerate, and evidence based policy analysis is needed. Duke is in the South  you know (don’t tell anyone), and we want to help provide this across the nation, but particularly in the South.

There will be some other Duke colleague voices joining the blog as well.Look for more on that later this week.


About Don Taylor
Professor of Public Policy (with appointments in Business, Nursing, Community and Family Medicine, and the Duke Clinical Research Institute), and Chair of the Academic Council at Duke University https://academiccouncil.duke.edu/ . I am one of the founding faculty of the Margolis Center for Health Policy. My research focuses on improving care for persons who are dying, and I am co-PI of a CMMI award in Community Based Palliative Care. I teach both undergrads and grad students at Duke. On twitter @donaldhtaylorjr

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