Dennis Patrick Scanlon

 Dennis Scanlon

Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Administration; Director of the Center for Health Care and Policy Research

Contact Information

504Q Donald H. Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802

814-865-1925

(fax) 814-863-2905

dxs62@psu.edu

www.hhdev.psu.edu/hpa/

Education

1998 Ph.D. University of Michigan, Health Services Organization and Policy
1993 M.A. University of Pittsburgh, Economics
1991 B.A. Villanova University, Economics

Teaching Interests

Health Economics, Principles of Managed Care, Econometrics, Overview of the Health Care System.

Research Interests

Consumer information and health care markets, health insurance and HMO plan performance, measurement of quality, and minority health outcomes.

Selected Publications

Scanlon, D. P., Wolf, L. J., Alexander, J. A., Christianson, J. B., Greene, J., Jean-Jacques, M., McHugh, M., Shi, Y., Leitzell, B., & Vanderbrink, J. M. (2016). Evaluating a complex, multi-site, community-based program to improve healthcare quality: The summative research design for the aligning forces for quality initiative. American Journal of Managed Care, (12 Suppl),  es8-3s16. http://www.ajmc.com/journals/supplement/2016/af4q-summative-findings-and-lessons-learned.

Scanlon, D. P., Beich, J., Leitzell, Shaw, B. W., Alexander, J. A., Christianson, J. B., Farley, D. C., Greene, J., Jean-Jacques, M., McHugh, M., & Wolf, L. J.. (2016). The aligning forces for quality initiative: Background and evolution from 2005-2015. American Journal of Managed Care, (12 Suppl), s346-59. http://www.ajmc.com/journals/supplement/2016/af4q-summative-findings-and-lessons-learned.

Shi, Y., Scanlon, D. P., Kang, R., McHugh, M., Greene, J., Christianson, J. B, Jean-Jacques, M., Mahmud, Y. & Alexander, J. A. (2016). The longitudinal impact of aligning forces for quality on measures of population health, quality and experience of care, and cost of care. American Journal of Managed Care, (12 Suppl), 2373-81. http://www.ajmc.com/journals/supplement/2016/ af4q-summative-findings -and-lessons-learned.

Christianson, J. B., Shaw, B. W., Greene, J., & Scanlon, D. P. (2016). Reporting provider performance: What can be learned from the experience of multi-stakeholder community coalitions? American Journal of Managed Care, (12 Suppl), s382-92. http://www.ajmc.com/journals/supplement/2016/af4q-summative-findings-and-lessons-learned.

McHugh, M., Harvey, J. B., Hamil, J., & Scanlon, D. P. (2016). Improving care delivery at the community level: An examination of the AF4Q legacy. American Journal of Managed Care, (12 Suppl), s393-402. http://www.ajmc.com/journals/supplement/2016/af4q-summative-findings-and-lessons-learned.

Greene, J., Farley, D. C., Christianson, J. B., Scanlon, D. P., & Shi, Y. (2016). From rhetoric to reality: Consumer engagement in 16 multi-stakeholder alliances. American Journal of Managed Care, (12 Suppl), s403-12. http://www.ajmc.com/journals/supplement/2016/af4q-summative-findings-and-lessons-learned.

Scanlon, D. P., Alexander, J., McHugh, M. C., Beich, J., Christian, J. B., Greene, J., Jean-Jacques, M., Leitzel, B., Shi, Y. & Wolf, L. J.. (2016). Summative evaluation results and lesson learned from the aligning forces for quality program. American Journal of Managed Care, (12 Suppl), s360-72. http://www.ajmc.com/journals/supplement/2016/af4q-summative-findings-and-lessons-learned.

Shi, Y., Scanlon, D. P., Bhandari, N., & Christianson, J. B. (2016). Is anyone paying attention to physician report cards? The impact of increased availability on consumers’ awareness and use of physician quality information. Health Services Research. http://doi.10.1111/1475-6773.12540. Ebpub ahead of print.

Martsolf, G. R., Scanlon, D. P., & A. C. Carle. (2016). Creating unidimensional global measures of physician practice quality based on health insurance claims data. Health Services Research. http://doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12533. Epub ahead of print.

McHugh, M., Harvey, J. B., Kang, R., Shi, Y., & D. P. Scanlon. (2016). Measuring the dose of quality improvement initiatives. Medical Care Research and Review, 73(2), 227-46. http://doi: 10.1177/1077558715603567. Epub 2015 Sep 1.

Curriculum Vitae

Dennis Scanlon vitae

Strategic Themes

  • Contexts and Social Institutions
  • Health Care Systems