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Lauren Nicholas

Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University.

Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Assistant Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University.

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.

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Journal Articles

Kelley, A., Kenneth M. Langa, A. Smith, J. Cagle, K. Ornstein, M. Silveira, Lauren Nicholas, K. Covinsky, and C. Ritchie. 2014. "Leveraging the Health and Retirement Study To Advance Palliative Care Research." Journal of Palliative Medicine, 17(5): 506-511. PMCID: PMC4012620. DOI. Abstract.

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: 150. 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." B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 14(2): 377-400. PMCID: PMC4180599. DOI. Abstract.

McInerney, Melissa, Jennifer Mellor, and Lauren Nicholas. 2013. "Recession Depression: Mental Health Effects of the 2008 Stock Market Crash." Journal of Health Economics, 32(6): 1090-1104. PMCID: PMC3874451. DOI. Abstract.

Nicholas, Lauren, and Justin Dimick. 2013. "Bariatric Surgery in Minority Patients Before and After Implementation of a Centers of Excellence Program." JAMA, 310(13): 1399-1400. PMCID: PMC3832290. DOI.

Nicholas, Lauren. 2013. "Better quality of care or healthier patients? Hospital utilization by Medicare advantage and fee-for-service enrollees." Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 16(1): 137-161. PMCID: PMC3923607. DOI. Abstract.

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