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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


Contact Information:

Dartmouth Medical School
HB 6106
Hanover NH 03755

Office: 317 Rockefeller Center
Phone: 603-656-2535
Fax: 603-646-2122

Assistant: Kathy Stroffolino
Asst. Phone: 603-653-0881
Asst. Email:

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:


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. 2021 Oct 9; 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. 2021 Sep 3; doi: 10.1111/jgs.17463. Epub 2021 Sep 3.
PMID: 34480354

Elevated Risk of COVID-19 Infection for Hospital-Based Health Care Providers.
Sacks OA, Barnato AE, Skinner JS, Birkmeyer JD, Fowler A, Birkmeyer N
J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Aug 17; doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07088-7. Epub 2021 Aug 17.
PMID: 34405347

The association between neurohormonal therapy and mortality in older adults with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.
Gilstrap L, Austin AM, Gladders B, Goyal P, O'Malley AJ, Barnato A, Tosteson ANA, Skinner JS
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Oct;69(10):2811-2820. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17310. Epub 2021 Jun 15.
PMID: 34129234

Anticoagulant Use for Atrial Fibrillation Among Persons With Advanced Dementia at the End of Life.
Ouellet GM, Fried TR, Gilstrap LG, O'Leary JR, Austin AM, Skinner JS, Cohen AB
JAMA Intern Med. 2021 Aug 1;181(8):1121-1123. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.1819.
PMID: 33970197

Association of Regional Practice Environment Intensity and the Ability of Internists to Practice High-Value Care After Residency.
Weng W, Van Parys J, Lipner RS, Skinner JS, Sirovich BE
JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Apr 1;3(4):e202494. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.2494. Epub 2020 Apr 1.
PMID: 32275322

Residential Setting and the Cumulative Financial Burden of Dementia in the 7 Years Before Death.
Kelley AS, McGarry K, Bollens-Lund E, Rahman OK, Husain M, Ferreira KB, Skinner JS
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Jun;68(6):1319-1324. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16414. Epub 2020 Mar 18.
PMID: 32187655

Opportunities and Challenges of Claims-Based Quality Assessment: The Case of Postdischarge β-Blocker Treatment in Patients With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction.
Gilstrap L, Skinner JS, Gladders B, O'Malley AJ, Barnato AE, Tosteson ANA, Austin AM
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2020 Mar;13(3):e006180. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.119.006180. Epub 2020 Mar 9.
PMID: 32148101

Modeling peer effect modification by network strength: The diffusion of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in the US hospital network.
O'Malley AJ, Moen EL, Bynum JPW, Austin AM, Skinner JS
Stat Med. 2020 Apr 15;39(8):1125-1144. doi: 10.1002/sim.8466. Epub 2020 Jan 11.
PMID: 31925971

Variation in Bariatric Surgery Costs and Complication Rates in the Military Health System.
Luan WP, Leroux TC, Olsen C, Robb D, Skinner JS, Richard P
Mil Med. 2020 Aug 14;185(7-8):e1057-e1064. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usz454.
PMID: 31889200

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