Christine Bishop, PhD, is Atran Professor of Labor Economics at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. Her research applies microeconomics to policy-related problems in health services supply, demand, and financing, with particular focus on the economics of long-term services and supports (LTSS) and post-acute care. Her studies have been concerned with both provider and recipient behavior, considering costs, production efficiency, payment, financing, and utilization of nursing homes and home health services. Her recent research concerning the LTSS front-line workforce (nursing assistants, personal care attendants) builds on her studies in labor economics. Recent projects have focused on the organization of work and other aspects of transformation of nursing home services toward individualized, person-centered care (“culture change”); on enrollment in Medicare Part D of beneficiaries eligible for Medicare and Medicaid; and on state initiatives to coordinate Medicare and Medicaid services for the dually eligible population. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Mental Health Workforce for Geriatric Populations; a Fellow of AcademyHealth; convener of the Economics of Aging Interest Group for the Gerontological Society of America; and a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. She earned a doctorate in Economics at Harvard University.
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