Paul D. Cleary PhD

Anna M. R. Lauder Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Professor of Faculty of Arts and Sciences and of Sociology; Dean, Yale School of Public Health; Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA)

Research Interests

Health Care Quality, Quality Improvement; Healthcare Organizations; Patient-Centered Care; Health Services Research


Research Summary

Professor Cleary's research includes developing better methods for using patient reports about their care and health status to evaluate the quality of medical care and studying the relationships between clinician and organizational characteristics and the quality of medical care. His research includes a study of how organizational characteristics affect the costs and quality of care for persons with AIDS, a national evaluation of a continuous quality improvement initiative in clinics providing care to HIV infected individuals, and a study of the long term impact of patient-centered hospital care. He is Principal Investigator of one of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) grants funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to develop surveys for collecting information from consumers regarding their health care. He also is Principal Investigator and Diredtor of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA).

Extensive Research Description

His research includes a study of how organizational characteristics affect the costs and quality of care for persons with AIDS, a national evaluation of a continuous quality improvement initiative in clinics providing care to HIV infected individuals, and a study of the long term impact of patient-centered hospital care. He is Principal Investigator of one of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) grants funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to develop surveys for collecting information from consumers regarding their health plans and services. He also is Director of teh Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS.


Selected Publications

  • Elliott MN, Lehrman WG, Goldstein EH, Giordano LA, Beckett MK, Cohea CW, Cleary PD. National Changes in Patient Hospital Experiences during the First Two Years of HCAHPS. Health Aff, 2010
  • Meterko M, Wright S, Lin H, Lowy E, Cleary PD. Mortality among patients with acute myocardial infarction: the influences of patient-centered care and evidence-based medicine. Health Serv Res, 2010, 45(95): 1188-1204.
  • Campbell, E.G., Gruen, R.L., Mountford, J., Miller, L.G., Cleary, P.D., and Blumenthal, D. A National Survey of Physician-Industry Relationships. New England Journal of Medicine 356: 1742-1750, 2007.
  • Wilson, I.B., Landon, B.L., Hirschhorn, L.R., McInnes, K., Ding, L., Marsden, P.V., and Cleary, P.D. Quality of HIV Care Provided by Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Physicians. Annals of Internal Medicine 143(10): 729-736, 2005.
  • Landon, B.E., Zaslavsky, A.M., Bernard, S.L., Cioffi, M.J., and Cleary, P.D. Comparison of Performance of Traditional Medicare vs Medicare Managed Care. Journal of the American Medical Association 291(14): 1744-1752, 2004.
  • Cleary, P.D. A Hospitalization from Hell: A Patient's Perspective on Quality. Annals of Internal Medicine 138(1): 33-39, 2003.
  • Cleary, P.D. and Edgman-Levitan, S. Health Care Quality: Incorporating Consumer Perspectives. Journal of the American Medical Association 278(19): 1608-1612, 1997.

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