Amanda Brewster, PhD

Research & Education Associate

Research Organizations

School of Public Health

Research Summary

My research applies both qualitative and quantitative methods to understand how management practices influence performance and improvement in health care systems. My recent work focuses on identifying effective strategies for coordinating health care and social services for patients with complex needs. Payment reforms have motivated health care organizations to explore opportunities to address social as well as medical determinants of health, but little information is available on the effectiveness of different approaches to integrating social services with medical care. With colleagues at Yale, I have been comparing approaches to coordinating health care and social services for older adults in U.S. communities with different performance on health outcomes. In addition to my work on inter-organizational relationships, I also maintain an interest in quality improvement and organizational learning in health care organizations.

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