- Program and policy evaluation
- Health Information Technology policy
- Quasi-experimental and mixed methods studies
- Care Delivery Systems
- Quality Measurement
Eric Lammers’ research and expertise are in health information technology policy, health information exchange, program evaluation, and health economics, applying both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Lammers has extensive experience researching health care delivery systems and innovations, with emphasis on health IT topics, leading quantitative impact studies of health IT’s and other innovation’s impacts on utilization, costs, and quality of care. His evaluation research work spans a variety of innovations in the delivery of care, including studies of emergency department care management, telehealth to enable care access in rural areas, behavioral health care interventions for children, and community-based care transition organizations. He recently helped lead Mathematica's impact evaluation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act programs to stimulate adoption and Meaningful Use of health information technology, the results of which he has presented at national conferences and in leading health services research journals. He has previously led environmental scans and organized Technical Expert Panels to identify new measure concepts to fill gaps in quality measurement of hospitals and other health care organizations. Dr. Lammers specializes in rigorous quantitative research methods and is currently an impact evaluation leader for three Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Health Care Innovation Awards (HCIA). He has extensive experience performing analyses and presenting research that uses data from national surveys of health care providers, Medicare and Medicaid claims, as well as integrating quantitative and qualitative research results.
Lammers’ work has been published in Health Services Research, Medical Care, and Health Economics, and has been presented at national conferences, including Academy Health and the American Society for Health Economists. He holds a Ph.D. in health services organization and policy from the University of Michigan.