Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture with Vincent Mor, PhD

Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture with Vincent Mor, PhD

"Tackling Nursing Home Quality: Big Data as a Catalyst for Policy Research, Pharmaco-Epidemiology and Cluster Randomized Clinical Trials"

Vincent Mor, PhD, is the Florence Pirce Grant Professor of Community Health in the Brown University School of Public Health and a senior health scientist in the health services research service at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Mor was one of the founders of the department's graduate program in 1986 and directed the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research for 10 years. He served as chair of the department of community health from 1996 until 2010 when the department was transformed into a school.

Dr. Mor has been Principal Investigator of over 40+ NIH funded grants focusing on the use of health services and the outcomes frail and chronically ill persons experience. He was recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy investigator award and a MERIT award from the National Institute on Aging and has evaluated the impact of programs and policies in aging and long term care, including Medicare funding of hospice, changes in Medicare nursing home payment, and the introduction of quality measures. He was one of the authors of the Congressionally mandated Minimum Data Set (MDS) for Nursing Home Resident Assessment and the architect of integrated Medicare claims and clinical assessment data used for policy analysis, pharmaco-epidemiology, and population outcome measurement. This data resource is at the heart of the NIA-funded Program Project Grant, "Changing Long Term Care in America" which examines the impact of Medicaid and Medicare policies on long term care providers and the patients they serve. This integrated data structure is also at the core of a series of large, pragmatic cluster randomized trials of novel nursing home-based interventions.

Dr. Mor served on the Board of AcademyHealth, the premier health services research association in the US, and chairs the Independent Quality Committee for HCR ManorCare, a US nursing home group. He has published over 400 peer reviewed articles and numerous books and chapters. In 2011, Dr. Mor was given the Distinguished Investigator Award from AcademyHealth and in 2013 he was given the John Eisenberg Mentoring Excellence Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, as well as the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Distinguished Researcher Award. In 2015, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

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