Dennis Scanlon, PhD
Scientific Advisor, PHE
Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Administration and Director of the Center for Health Care and Policy Research, Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Scanlon’s research focuses on consumer information and healthcare markets, payment reform, health insurance, quality measurement, and delivery system redesign. He has served as principal investigator on several large grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, and other organizations to study healthcare quality, care system redesign, program evaluation, incentives and quality measures, and other topics. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and serves on several editorial boards including as an associate editor of the American Journal of Managed Care, senior associate editor of Health Services Research, and on the editorial board of Medical Care Research and Review. Scanlon has won multiple awards including the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators in Health Services Research and as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator in Health Policy Research.
PhD, Health Services Organization and Policy, University of Michigan
MA, University of Pittsburgh, Economics
BA, Economics, Villanova University
- Press MJ, et al. Limits of readmission rates in measuring hospital quality suggest the need for added metrics. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013.
- Martsolf GR, et al. Creating unidimensional global measures of physician practice quality based on health insurance claims data. Health Serv Res. 2017.
- Moran J, et al. Slow progress on meeting hospital safety standards: learning from the Leapfrog Group’s efforts. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013.
- Scanlon DP, et al. Are healthcare quality “report cards” reaching consumers? Awareness in the chronically ill population. Am J Manag Care. 2015.
- Scanlon DP, et al. The impact of health plan report cards on managed care enrollment. J Health Econ. 2002.