IHPS Grand Rounds: Racial Disparities in Appointment Wait Times for U.S. Medical Care

Sep 21, 2022 | 12 PM - 1 PM
Kevin Griffiths

Kevin Griffith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and an Investigator at the Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center at the VA Boston Healthcare System. He has worked in government at local, state, and federal levels, developed a lifelong commitment to encourage policies informed by research and evidence, and uses that evidence to improve incentive design and effectiveness of pay-for-performance programs. His research also focuses on Medicaid policy, health equity, improving access to care especially for our nation’s veterans, and risk prediction to target therapies and interventions towards those who are most likely to benefit. His work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including Health Affairs, JAMA Health Forum, or Diabetes Care, and has been covered more broadly by NPR, USA Today, Axios, or Bloomberg News.

Kevin is also a former Presidential Management Fellow and behavioral research scientist at the U.S. Army and Department of Defense, where he evaluated the costs and outcomes of interventions to improve mental health & resilience in active-duty soldiers.  He holds a PhD in Health Services Research (health economics track) from Boston University, and received both a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and BS in Economics from The Ohio State University."