David Mehr


William C. Allen Professor, Family and Community Medicine

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research description:
My work focuses on health services research.  I am concerned with learning the best ways to improve care to older and chronically ill adults. This includes understanding care outcomes to facilitate improved decision-making. For example, I identified factors associated with dying from pneumonia in nursing home patients. That work also led to work on improving end-of-life care, as pneumonia is a common ultimate cause of death, particularly in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. More recently, I have been evaluating health information technology to improve the care of patients with chronic illnesses. My studies typically involve multimethod evaluation (qualitative and quantitative methods).


relevant courses:
none at present