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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

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:


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. 2019 Dec 31; pii: usz454. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usz454. Epub 2019 Dec 31.
PMID: 31889200

Measuring racial segregation in health system networks using the dissimilarity index.
Austin AM, Carmichael DQ, Bynum JPW, Skinner JS
Soc Sci Med. 2019 Nov;240:112570. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112570. Epub 2019 Sep 25.
PMID: 31585377

Chronic Condition Measurement Requires Engagement, Not Measurement Alone.
Austin AM, Carmichael D, Berry S, Gozansky WS, Nelson EC, Skinner JS, Barr PJ
J Ambul Care Manage. 2019 Oct/Dec;42(4):295-304. doi: 10.1097/JAC.0000000000000300.
PMID: 31449165

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

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