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Jonathan S. Skinner, PhD

Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute

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
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:


Physician network position and patient outcomes following implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy.
Moen EL, Bynum JP, Skinner JS, O'Malley AJ
Health Serv Res. 2019 Aug;54(4):880-889. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13151. Epub 2019 Apr 1.
PMID: 30937894

Use of Advance Care Planning Billing Codes for Hospitalized Older Adults at High Risk of Dying: A National Observational Study.
Barnato AE, O'Malley AJ, Skinner JS, Birkmeyer JD
J Hosp Med. 2019 Apr;14(4):229-231. doi: 10.12788/jhm.3150.
PMID: 30933674

Validating Publicly Available Crosswalks for Translating ICD-9 to ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research.
Columbo JA, Kang R, Trooboff SW, Jahn KS, Martinez CJ, Moore KO, Austin AM, Morden NE, Brooks CG, Skinner JS, Goodney PP
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2018 Oct;11(10):e004782. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.118.004782.
PMID: 30354571

Assessing Variation in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy Guideline Adherence With Physician and Hospital Patient-sharing Networks.
Moen EL, Bynum JP, Austin AM, Skinner JS, Chakraborti G, O'Malley AJ
Med Care. 2018 Apr;56(4):350-357. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000883.
PMID: 29419707

Regional Variation of Computed Tomographic Imaging in the United States and the Risk of Nephrectomy.
Welch HG, Skinner JS, Schroeck FR, Zhou W, Black WC
JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Feb 1;178(2):221-227. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.7508.
PMID: 29279887

Association Between Medicare Expenditure Growth and Mortality Rates in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Comparison From 1999 Through 2014.
Likosky DS, Van Parys J, Zhou W, Borden WB, Weinstein MC, Skinner JS
JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Feb 1;3(2):114-122. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2017.4771.
PMID: 29261829

Prospective Identification of Patients at Risk for Unwarranted Variation in Treatment.
Kelley AS, Bollens-Lund E, Covinsky KE, Skinner JS, Morrison RS
J Palliat Med. 2018 Jan;21(1):44-54. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0063. Epub 2017 Aug 3.
PMID: 28772096

End-Of-Life Medical Spending In Last Twelve Months Of Life Is Lower Than Previously Reported.
French EB, McCauley J, Aragon M, Bakx P, Chalkley M, Chen SH, Christensen BJ, Chuang H, Cote-Sergent A, De Nardi M, Fan E, Échevin D, Geoffard PY, Gastaldi-Menager C, Gortz M, Ibuka Y, Jones JB, Kallestrup-Lamb M, Karlsson M, Klein TJ, de Lagasnerie G, Michaud PC, O'Donnell O, Rice N, Skinner JS, van Doorslaer E, Ziebarth NR, Kelly E
Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Jul 1;36(7):1211-1217. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.0174.
PMID: 28679807

Replacing the Affordable Care Act: Lessons From Behavioral Economics.
Skinner JS, Volpp KG
JAMA. 2017 May 16;317(19):1951-1952. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.4084.
PMID: 28384693

Costs and Consequences of Early Hospital Discharge After Major Inpatient Surgery in Older Adults.
Regenbogen SE, Cain-Nielsen AH, Norton EC, Chen LM, Birkmeyer JD, Skinner JS
JAMA Surg. 2017 May 17;152(5):e170123. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0123. Epub 2017 May 17.
PMID: 28329352

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