James F. Burgess, PhD
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, Brown University
MA, Brown University

Jim Burgess is a health economist with more than 25 years of extensive health care management, research, and educational experience putting health services research into practice in diverse transdisciplinary settings. He also serves the field as a founding co-editor of the electronic Health Economics Letters, the first fully electronic peer-reviewed journal in health economics, and as an associate editor of its parent journal, Health Economics. He also serves as a Senior Associate Editor of Health Services Research, one of the journals of Academy Health, where he is the Chair of the Methods Council and chairs its Health Services Research Learning Consortium. He is the Local Organizing Committee Chair for the International Health Economics Association for whom he is leading bringing the World Congress of Health Economists to Boston University in July 2017. And he has an appointment as a Senior Investigator in the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). His wide-ranging intellectual pursuits include special interests in considering effects of local context in efficiency analysis, audience differences in provider quality profiling, physician productivity and pay for performance, organizational learning and change, qualitative methods development in implementation science, causal inference methods, and patient heterogeneity in risk adjustment. A key organizing principle of his research is balancing cost, quality, and access in health. At Boston University, he currently also is the director of the Health Economics Program.

Boston Medical Center

Improving and Sustaining Delivery of CPT for PTSD in Mental Health Systems
01/26/2016 - 11/30/2017 (PI)
Palo Alto Institute for Research and Education, Inc. NIH NIMH

Project Code 456: Update on the HSR Doctoral Core Competencies
04/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 (PI)

The Effect of CPT Code Bundling on Diagnostic Imaging Utilization
05/26/2015 - 05/25/2017 (PI)
American College of Radiology

24th-26th Annual Health Economics Conferences
09/30/2015 - 09/29/2016 (PI)
HHS/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

24th-26th Annual Health Economics Conferences
09/30/2013 - 09/29/2015 (PI)
HHS/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

21st-23rd Annual Health Economics Conferences
08/01/2010 - 07/31/2013 (PI)
HHS/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Value Based Purchasing (VBP) Measures Support Contract
09/25/2007 - 09/24/2009 (PI)
Brandeis University HHS CMS

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  1. Partin MR, Gravely AA, Burgess JF, Haggstrom DA, Lillie SE, Nelson DB, Nugent SM, Shaukat A, Sultan S, Walter LC, Burgess DJ. Contribution of patient, physician, and environmental factors to demographic and health variation in colonoscopy follow-up for abnormal colorectal cancer screening test results. Cancer. 2017 May 11. PMID: 28493543.
  2. Sullivan JL, Shwartz M, Stolzmann K, Afable MK, Burgess JF. A Longitudinal Assessment of the Effect of Resident-Centered Care on Quality in Veterans Health Administration Community Living Centers. Health Serv Res. 2017 Mar 28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28369887; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12688;.
  3. Soley-Bori M, Benzer JK, Burgess JF. Longitudinal Analysis of Quality of Diabetes Care and Relational Climate in Primary Care. Health Serv Res. 2017 Mar 10. PMID: 28294310; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12675;.
  4. Wiltsey Stirman S, Finley EP, Shields N, Cook J, Haine-Schlagel R, Burgess JF, Dimeff L, Koerner K, Suvak M, Gutner CA, Gagnon D, Masina T, Beristianos M, Mallard K, Ramirez V, Monson C. Improving and sustaining delivery of CPT for PTSD in mental health systems: a cluster randomized trial. Implement Sci. 2017 Mar 06; 12(1):32.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28264720; DOI: 10.1186/s13012-017-0544-5;.
  5. Penfold RB, Burgess JF, Lee AF, Li M, Miller CJ, Nealon Seibert M, Semla TP, Mohr DC, Kazis LE, Bauer MS. Space-Time Cluster Analysis to Detect Innovative Clinical Practices: A Case Study of Aripiprazole in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Health Serv Res. 2016 Dec 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28004385; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12639;.
  6. Reddy SM, Rose DE, Burgess JF, Charns MP, Yano EM. The Role of Organizational Factors in the Provision of Comprehensive Women''s Health in the Veterans Health Administration. Womens Health Issues. 2016 Nov - Dec; 26(6):648-655.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27745998; DOI: 10.1016/j.whi.2016.09.001;.
  7. Brewster AL, Cherlin EJ, Ndumele CD, Collins D, Burgess JF, Charns MP, Bradley EH, Curry LA. What Works in Readmissions Reduction: How Hospitals Improve Performance. Med Care. 2016 Jun; 54(6):600-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27050446; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000530;.
  8. Sacks NC, Burgess JF, Cabral HJ, Pizer SD. Myopic and Forward Looking Behavior in Branded Oral Anti-Diabetic Medication Consumption: An Example from Medicare Part D. Health Econ. 2017 Jun; 26(6):753-764.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27150938; DOI: 10.1002/hec.3355;.
  9. Babich LP, Charns MP, McIntosh N, Lerner B, Burgess JF, Stolzmann KL, VanDeusen Lukas C. Building Systemwide Improvement Capability: Does an Organization''s Strategy for Quality Improvement Matter? Qual Manag Health Care. 2016 Apr-Jun; 25(2):92-101.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27031358; DOI: 10.1097/QMH.0000000000000089;.
  10. Silver Highfield E, Longacre M, Chuang YH, Burgess JF. Does Acupuncture Treatment Affect Utilization of Other Hospital Services at an Urban Safety-Net Hospital? J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Apr; 22(4):323-7. PMID: 26982686; PMCID: PMC4827272; DOI: 10.1089/acm.2015.0151;.
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