Avi Dor

Title:
Professor of Health Policy, Economics, and Public Policy and Public Administration
Faculty:
Full-Time
Office:
Suite 800
Address: 2021 K St. NW
Washingtoon, DC, 20006
Phone: 202-530-2365
Email:
avidor@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

Health care markets and pricing
Health insurance
Pharmaceutical markets and regulation
International Health Care Financing

Background

Professor Avi Dor brings both think tank and academic experience to his position at GW, where he arrived in the summer of 2007 to lead a new department program in economics and health policy. He remains a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, where he is involved in the health economics and health care economics programs. He previously served as a Senior Fellow at the U.S. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research and a Research Associate at the Urban Institute, where he developed expertise in medical pricing; provider–insurer interactions; hospital costs and efficiency; and effects of incentives on the process of medical care and outcomes, Prior to joining GW, his most recent appointment was as Mannix Medical Mutual Professor of Health Care Economics at Case Western Reserve University. New then to academia, Professor Dor developed a full complement of health economics courses that focused primarily on provider markets and insurance issues. Mirroring a new direction in his own research, Professor Dor also created a graduate course on pharmaceutical economics and strategy. At Case Western, he was also Research Director of the Health Systems Management Center.

 

Community Service

Professor Dor is a member of the International Health Economics Association and has refereed submissions for numerous peer–reviewed journals. He was also on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the U.S. Renal Dialysis System, a combined Medicare–NIH program, and continues to advise large national and international health care organizations, including the World Bank, on policy–related issues.

Current Research

Dr. Dor's current research focuses on novel aspects of medical pricing, particularly endogeneity of insurance choice; cost–sharing in pharmaceutical insurance and spillover effects, and the role of management contracts in the locally competitive positions of American hospitals. He served as principle investigator of a multi–year Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality grant, studying medical outcomes and pricing. In 2005, Professor Dor was awarded the MedStat–Thomson Best Investigator Award in Health Services Research for his work on insurance databases. He has published widely on health economics in a broad range of leading journals, including the American Economic Review, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Journal of Health Economics.

Education

PhD, Economics, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
BA, Political Science, Queens College, City University of New York

Publications

(Selected List)

Cost Savings Associated With the Use of Community Health Centers. Richard, P., Ku, L., Dor, A., Tan, E., Shin, P., Rosenbaum, S. "Cost Savings Associated With the Use of Community Health Centers." The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, Issue No. 1. Vol. 35 50-59. 2012.

Gender and Race Wage Gaps Attributable to Obesity. Dor, A., Ferguson, C., Tan, E., Divine, L., Palmer, J. "Gender and Race Wage Gaps Attributable to Obesity." Nov 17, 2011.

A Heavy Burden: The Individual Costs of Being Overweight and Obese in the United States. Dor, A., Ferguson, C., Tan, E., Langwith, C. "A Heavy Burden: The Individual Costs of Being Overweight and Obese in the United States." Sep 21, 2010.

Strengthening Primary Care to Bend the Cost Curve: The Expansion of Community Health Centers Through Health Reform. Ku, L., Richard, P., Dor, A., Tan, E., Shin, P., Rosenbaum, S. "Strengthening Primary Care to Bend the Cost Curve: The Expansion of Community Health Centers Through Health Reform." Issue No. 19. Jun 30, 2010.

Cost sharing, benefit design, and adherence: The case of multiple sclerosis. Dor, A., Lage, M., Tarrants, M., Castelli-Haley, J. "Cost sharing, benefit design, and adherence: The case of multiple sclerosis." Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, Vol. 22 175-193. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Apr 2010.

Does prescription drug adherence reduce hospitalizations and costs? The case of diabetes. Encinosa, W., Bernard, D., Dor, A. "Does prescription drug adherence reduce hospitalizations and costs? The case of diabetes." Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, Vol. 22 151-173. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Apr 2010.

Does Prescription Drug Adherence Reduce Hospitalizations and Costs? Encinosa, W., Bernard, D., Dor, A. "Does Prescription Drug Adherence Reduce Hospitalizations and Costs?." NBER Working Paper, Issue No. 15691. Mar 10, 2010.

Does Prescription Drug Adherence Reduce Hospitalizations and Costs? Encinosa, W., Bernard, D., Dor, A. "Does Prescription Drug Adherence Reduce Hospitalizations and Costs?." The National Bureau of Economic Research, The National Bureau of Economic Research, Jan 2010.

Using Primary Care to Bend the Curve: Estimating the Impact of a Health Center Expansion on Health Care Costs. Ku, L., Richard, P., Dor, A., Tan, E., Shin, P., Rosenbaum, S. "Using Primary Care to Bend the Curve: Estimating the Impact of a Health Center Expansion on Health Care Costs." Issue No. 14. Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative, Sep 1, 2009.

Community Health Centers in Indiana: State Investments and Returns. Dor, A., Richard, P., Tan, E., Rosenbaum, S., Shin, P., Repasch, L. "Community Health Centers in Indiana: State Investments and Returns." Issue No. 12. Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative, Jul 29, 2009.

Women's Health and Health Care Reform: The Economic Burden of Disease in Women. Wood, S., Dor, A., Gee, R., Harms, A., Mauery, D., Rosenbaum, S., Tan, E. "Women's Health and Health Care Reform: The Economic Burden of Disease in Women." The Jacobs Institute of Women s Health The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, DC. Jun 15, 2009.

Contract management in USA hospitals: service duplication and access within local markets. Carey, K., Dor, A. "Contract management in USA hospitals: service duplication and access within local markets." Health Services Management Research, Issue No. 3. Vol. 21 161-167. Aug 21, 2008.

Uninsured and Medicaid Patients' Access to Preventive Care: Comparison of Health Centers and Other Primary Care Provider. Dor, A., Pylypchuck, Y., Shin, P., Rosenbaum, S. "Uninsured and Medicaid Patients' Access to Preventive Care: Comparison of Health Centers and Other Primary Care Provider." Issue No. 4. Geiger Gibson Program/ RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative, Aug 2008.

Medicare Competitive Acquisition: Implications for Persons with Diabetes. Rosenbaum, S., Dor, A., Finnegan, B., Jones, E. "Medicare Competitive Acquisition: Implications for Persons with Diabetes.." GW School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy, Washington, DC. Jun 2008.

Expense Preference Behavior and Management "Outsourcing": a Comparison of Adopters and Non-Adopters of Contract Management in U.S. Hospitals. Carey, K., Dor, A. "Expense Preference Behavior and Management "Outsourcing": a Comparison of Adopters and Non-Adopters of Contract Management in U.S. Hospitals." Journal of Productivity Analysis, Vol. 29 (1) : 61-75. Springer Netherlands, Feb 2008.

End-Stage Renal Disease and Economic Incentives: The International Study of Health Care Organization and Financing. Dor, A., Pauly, M., Eichleay, M., Held, P. "End-Stage Renal Disease and Economic Incentives: The International Study of Health Care Organization and Financing." International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, Vol. 72 (2) : 73-111. Springer, New York, NY. Oct 2007.

Assessing the Effects of Federal Pediatric Drug Safety Policies. Dor, A., Burke, T., Whittington, R., Clark, T., Lopert, R., Rosenbaum, S. "Assessing the Effects of Federal Pediatric Drug Safety Policies." George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Policy, Jun 2007.

Classes Taught

PUBH 6315  Health Economics
Seminar in Health Economics Research