Long-Term Impacts of Medicare and Medicaid on Household Wealth (PSC Initiatives)
Consequences of the Great Recession on Health & Health-Related Outcomes (Russell Sage Foundation)
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University.
Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Ph.D., Columbia University
Dr. Nicholas is a health economist whose research focuses on the role of public policy in improving health care quality, and health and retirement for the elderly. Her current research combines survey, administrative, and clinical data to gauge the effects of individual characteristics, health systems factors, and public policy on health outcomes.
Nicholas, Lauren, and Justin Dimick. Forthcoming. "Bariatric Surgery in Minority Patients Before and After Implementation of a Centers of Excellence Program." JAMA-Journal of the American Medical Association. NIHMSID: NIHMS525334. DOI.
Nicholas, Lauren. Forthcoming. "Better quality of care or healthier patients? Hospital utilization by Medicare advantage and fee-for-service enrollees." Forum for Health Economics & Policy. NIHMSID: NIHMS464282.
Nicholas, Lauren, Julie P. W. Bynum, Theodore J. Iwashyna, David Weir, and Kenneth M. Langa. 2014. "Advance Directives And Nursing Home Stays Associated With Less Aggressive End-Of-Life Care For Patients With Severe Dementia." Health Affairs, 33(4): 667-674. PMCID: PMC4159465. DOI. Abstract.
Sakshaug, Joseph W., David Weir, and Lauren Nicholas. 2014. "Identifying diabetics in Medicare claims and survey data: implications for health services research." Bmc Health Services Research, 14. PMCID: PMC3975984. DOI. Abstract.
Norton, Edward, Lauren Nicholas, and Sean Huang. 2014. "Informal Care and Inter-vivos Transfers:Results from the National Longitudinal Survey of Mature Women." The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 14(2): 377-400. NIHMSID: NIHMS464289. DOI. Abstract.
Dimick, J., Lauren Nicholas, A. Ryan, J. Thumma, and J. Birkmeyer. 2013. "Bariatric surgery complications before vs after implementation of a national policy restricting coverage to centers of excellence." JAMA-Journal of the American Medical Association, 309(8): 792-9. PMCID: PMC3785293. DOI. Abstract.
Dimick, J., D. Staiger, Nicholas Osborne, Lauren Nicholas, and J. Birkmeyer. 2012. "Composite measures for rating hospital quality with major surgery." Health Services Research, 47(5): 1861-79. PMCID: PMC3448279. DOI. Abstract.
Nicholas, Lauren, Kenneth M. Langa, Theodore Iwashyna, and David Weir. 2011. "Regional Variation in the Association Between Advance Directives and End-of-Life Medicare Expenditures." Journal of the American Medical Association, 306(13): 1447-1453. PMCID: PMC3332047. DOI. Abstract.
Nicholas, Lauren. 2011. "Modeling the Impact of Medicare Advantage Payment Cuts on Ambulatory Care Sensitive and Elective Hospitalizations." Health Services Research, 46(5): 1417-1435. PMCID: PMC3207185. DOI. Abstract.