Dr. Brystana Kaufman aims to improve the value of care for older adults through her work as a health services researcher with the Durham VA HSR&D, Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences at Duke University, and core faculty in the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. Dr. Kaufman holds a Master of Science in Public Health and PhD in Health Policy and Management from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her research is driven by a passion for whole-person models of care that integrate traditional clinical services with behavioral health, socioeconomic and social supports to address older adults’ diverse needs and reflect their preferences for care. Her current research evaluates patient outcomes, resource use, and cost-effectiveness of value-based payment models and novel care strategies that impact seriously ill adults and their care partners. Her long term goal is to motivate evidence-based policies that promote integration and care coordination across public payers to improve patient outcomes and advance health equity.
Cross-center Palliative Care Strategy Team, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)