Gruman Joins Mathematica as a Senior Researcher
Contact: Cheryl Pedersen, (609) 275-2258
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 8, 2007)—Cynthia Gruman, a resident of Silver Spring, Md., has joined Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., as a senior researcher. Her research interests include programs for aging adults as well as people with disabilities and their care providers. She focuses on employment, long-term care, service delivery, cost-effectiveness, quality of care, and policy issues related to community-based and institutional service delivery.
Gruman is part of the Mathematica team conducting a national evaluation of the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program. This federal initiative is designed to help states reduce their reliance on institutional care for people needing long-term care, and expand options for elderly people and individuals with disabilities to receive care in the community.
Gruman has a Ph.D. in gerontology and public policy from the University of Massachusetts. She comes to Mathematica from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where she was an assistant professor. While at Connecticut, she received a grant to conduct an evaluation of the Nursing Facility Transition Project from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The goal of this project was to develop and field test a transition protocol that would enable nursing facility residents to exercise informed choice of home and community-based services and to provide the basis for policy recommendations for MFP initiatives in Connecticut. She has published widely and serves as a reviewer for the Gerontologist, Journals of Gerontology, and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Paul Decker, president of Mathematica, said, “We are extremely pleased to have Cindy join our staff. Her expertise in aging and long-term care issues will enhance Mathematica's reputation for excellence in health services research.”
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