- Health services research
- Health information technology
- Program and policy evaluation
- Primary care redesign and transformation
- Qualitative methods
- Mixed methods
- Care Delivery Systems
Genna Cohen’s research focuses on understanding the effects of key health care delivery and payment reform efforts as well as the organizational determinants that shape provider success in responding to them. Her work centers on three types of reforms: (1) adoption of electronic health records (particularly variations in how they are used within and across primary care practices), (2) patient-centered medical home transformation, and (3) pay for performance.
Cohen currently leads the evaluation of health information technology vendor participation in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model as well as the evaluation of the effects of health information technology use on practice success in CPC+. She is a researcher for Mathematica’s Coordinating Center for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Comparative Health System Performance Initiative and also on the review of proposed Physician-Focused Payment Models (PFPMs).
Cohen’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Health Affairs, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. She holds in Ph.D. in health services organization and policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.