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AcademyHealth 2024 Annual Research Meeting (ARM)


Saturday, June 29, 2024 – Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States

Join Abt Global’s health services research team at the AcademyHealth 2024 Annual Research Meeting , the leading health policy event of the year. Learn about our latest research, methods and approaches that are advancing healthcare policies and programs.

Abt is a proud Silver Sponsor at this year’s event. Stop by booths 111 & 113 to chat with our experts, take a professional headshot on Sunday, or check out one of the presentations or special events listed below. See you in Baltimore!

Abt Podium Presentation 
Location: Room 336, Level 300 
Monday, July 1 | 11:00am – 12:15pm 
Title: Prescribing Practices before and after Pain Management, Opioid Prescribing, and Opioid Use Disorder Evidence-Based Guideline Implementation in Health Systems: Findings from a Mixed-Methods Study 
Presenter: Sarah Shoemaker-Hunt


Abt Poster Presentations 
Location: Halls A-B, Level 100

Sunday, June 30 | 8:00am – 9:15am 
Title: Building Statewide Heart Health Capacity in Primary Care: Baseline Findings from the Quality Improvement Efforts in AHRQ’s Evidencenow Building State Capacity Grants 
Presenter: Jennifer Dolatshahi

Title: Impact of Minimum Nurse Staffing Requirements on Staffing Levels, Quality, and Safety in Massachusetts Nursing Homes 
Presenter: Alan White

Title: Impact of the Oncology Care Model on End-of-Life Care
Presenter: Matt Trombley

Title: How Does the Use of High-Cost Treatments Impact Utilization of the Fee-for-Service Medicare Hospice Benefit? 
Presenter: Michael Plotzke

Title: Patient Care Experience and Change in Functional Status Under the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced Model 
Presenter: Sharmini Radakrishnan


Sunday, June 30 | 5:00pm – 6:15pm 
Title: Patient-Reported Outcomes from the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Evaluation Among Hip Fracture Patients 
Presenter: Matt Trombley

Title: Home Health Agency Profitability and Access to Home Health Care 
Presenter: Matthew Forsstrom

Title: Trends in Medicare Beneficiary Payments for Non-Hospice Services during Hospice Elections 
Presenter: T.J. Christian


Monday, July 1 | 8:00am – 9:15am 
Title: Assessing Equity in Patient-Reported Outcomes in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced) Model 
Presenter: Sharmini Radakrishnan


Monday, July 1 | 9:30am – 10:45am 
Title: Differences in Outcomes By Race/Ethnicity in Health Systems Implementing Evidence-Based Pain Management, Opioid Prescribing, and Opioid Use Disorder Guidelines between 2015 and 2019 
Presenter: Sarah Shoemaker-Hunt

Title: Coordination with Primary Care Providers in the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Advanced Model 
Presenter: Caroline Logan

Title: Impact of the Oncology Care Model (OCM) on Delivery of Equitable Care for Historically Underserved Patients Based on Race, Ethnicity, and Poverty
Presenter: Matt Trombley

Title: Sustaining Cooperatives to Support Statewide Heart Health Capacity in Primary Care: A Broadening Definition of Sustainability 
Presenter: Ellen Childs


Monday, July 1 | 5:00pm – 6:15pm 
Title: Designing Pediatric Medicaid Alternative Payment Models in the Integrated Care for Kids Model 
Presenter: Morgan Michaels

Title: Recapping the First Two Years of the Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model 
Presenter: Jared Hite

Title: Examining Health Literacy Among Home Health Patients – a First Look 
Presenter: Mariana Sarango Cancel

Title: A First Look at Assessing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) in Home Health Using OASIS-E 
Presenter: Sarah Miner

Title: Early Results of Needs Assessment and Risk Stratification in the Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model 
Presenter: Kimberly Groover

Title: Never-COVID: Assessing Protective Factors Against Sars-Cov-2 Infection in a High-Exposure-Risk Occupational Cohort 
Presenter: Robin Bloodworth


Special Events

Contract Research Networking Breakfast
Sunday, June 30 | 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Contract Research Job Fair
Monday, July 1 | 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Meet Our Experts!

Diane Paulsell, Vice President and Portfolio Lead, Social and Economic Policy

Diane Paulsell

Vice President, Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Capability
ZeAmma Brathwaite

ZeAmma Brathwaite

Vice President, U.S. Domestic Healthcare Services
Jessica Walker, Ph.D.

Jessica Walker, Ph.D.

Science and Research Senior Director, Quantitative Methods
Sarah Shoemaker-Hunt

Sarah J. Shoemaker-Hunt, Ph.D., Pharm.D.

Principal Associate
Alan White

Alan White, Ph.D.

Principal Associate, Health & Environment
Dr. Matthew Trombley

Matthew Trombley, Ph.D.

Principal Associate
Michael Plotzke

Michael Plotzke, Ph.D.

Principal Associate, Health & Environment
Lauren Olsho

Lauren Olsho, Ph.D.

Principal Associate, Health & Environment
Sharmini Radakrishnan, Associate, Health & Environment

Sharmini Radakrishnan

Associate, Health & Environment
T.J. Christian

T.J. Christian

Senior Manager
Caroline Logan, Ph.D.

Caroline Logan

Senior Associate
Ellen Childs

Ellen Childs, Ph.D.

Senior Associate
Jared Hite

Jared Hite

Senior Analyst
Jennifer Dolatshahi

Jennifer Dolatshahi

Associate
Mariana Sarango Cancel

Mariana Sarango Cancel

Associate
Matthew Forsstrom

Matthew Forsstrom

Associate
Sarah Miner

Sarah Miner

Associate
Kimberly Groover

Kimberly Groover

Associate, Health Economics
Robin Bloodworth

Robin Bloodworth

Associate
Carrie Oravec

Carrie Oravec

Talent Acquisition Partner
Derek Hoodin

Derek Hoodin

Associate
Eric Lammers

Eric Lammers

Senior Associate