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Jonathan S. Skinner, PhD

Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Professor of Community and Family Medicine

The Dartmouth Institute
Community and Family Medicine

Ph.D. (Economics) , UCLA 1983
BA, University of Rochester, 1977

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice


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Contact Information

Dartmouth Medical School
HB 6106
Hanover NH 03755

Office: 317 Rockefeller Center
Phone: 603-656-2535
Fax: 603-646-2122
Email: Jonathan.Skinner@dartmouth.edu

Assistant: Kathy Stroffolino
Asst. Phone: 603-653-0881
Asst. Email: kathy.stroffolino@dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests

Dr. Skinner's research interests are the determinants of health care spending and outcomes among different income groups in the Medicare population. He is currently studying how high and low income groups are treated differently for heart attacks and to what extent the better survival outcomes for high income groups are the consequence of different treatment patterns. He has also studied redistributional effects of the Medicare system and the time-series pattern of catastrophic out-of-pocket expenditures. Related research in economics focuses on why households save and why so many households save virtually nothing for their retirement.

Grant Information

2006-2008 - Investigator Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

2001-2012 - P.I., P01, National Institute on Aging, "Causes and Consequences of Health Care Efficiency."

Courses Taught

Economics 28 (Public Economics)

Selected Publications


The role of comorbidities, medications, and social determinants of health in understanding urban-rural outcome differences among patients with heart failure.
Zeitler EP, Joly J, Leggett CG, Wong SL, O'Malley AJ, Kraft SA, Mackwood MB, Jones ST, Skinner JS
J Rural Health. 2024 Mar;40(2):386-393. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12803. Epub 2023 Oct 22.
PMID: 37867249

Declines in Wealth Among US Older Adults at Risk of Dementia.
Li J, Skinner JS, McGarry K, Nicholas LH, Wang SP, Bollens-Lund E, Kelley AS
JAMA Neurol. 2023 Nov 1;80(11):1250-1252. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2023.3216.
PMID: 37721762

The diffusion of health care fraud: A bipartite network analysis.
O'Malley AJ, Bubolz TA, Skinner JS
Soc Sci Med. 2023 Jun;327:115927. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.115927. Epub 2023 Apr 28.
PMID: 37196395

Association Between Opening a Palliative Care Unit and Hospital Care for Patients With Serious Illness.
MacMartin MA, Sacks OA, Austin AM, Chakraborti G, Stedina EA, Skinner JS, Barnato AE
J Palliat Med. 2023 Sep;26(9):1240-1246. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2022.0447. Epub 2023 Apr 11.
PMID: 37040303

The Association Between Beta-blocker and Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibitor Use After Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction Hospitalization and Outcomes in Older Patients.
Gilstrap L, Solomon N, Chiswell K, James O'Malley A, Skinner JS, Fonarow GC, Bhatt DL, Yancy CW, Devore AD
J Card Fail. 2023 Apr;29(4):434-444. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2022.11.010. Epub 2022 Dec 11.
PMID: 36516937

Advance Care Planning and Treatment Intensity Before Death Among Black, Hispanic, and White Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19.
Barnato AE, Johnson GR, Birkmeyer JD, Skinner JS, O'Malley AJ, Birkmeyer NJO
J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Jun;37(8):1996-2002. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07530-4. Epub 2022 Apr 11.
PMID: 35412179

Complications and Mortality Following CRT-D Versus ICD Implants in Older Medicare Beneficiaries With Heart Failure.
Zeitler EP, Austin AM, Leggett CG, Gilstrap LG, Friedman DJ, Skinner JS, Al-Khatib SM
JACC Heart Fail. 2022 Mar;10(3):147-157. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2021.10.012. Epub 2022 Jan 12.
PMID: 35241242

Trends in Mortality Rates Among Medicare Enrollees With Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias Before and During the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Gilstrap L, Zhou W, Alsan M, Nanda A, Skinner JS
JAMA Neurol. 2022 Apr 1;79(4):342-348. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2022.0010.
PMID: 35226041

Reply to: Comment on: The association between neurohormonal therapy and mortality in older adults with HFrEF.
Gilstrap L, Austin AM, Gladders B, Goyal P, O'Malley J, Barnato A, Tosteson ANA, Skinner JS
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Jan;70(1):306-307. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17488. Epub 2021 Oct 9.
PMID: 34626425

Treatment intensity and mortality among COVID-19 patients with dementia: A retrospective observational study.
Barnato AE, Birkmeyer JD, Skinner JS, O'Malley AJ, Birkmeyer NJO
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Jan;70(1):40-48. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17463. Epub 2021 Oct 2.
PMID: 34480354

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