Jesse "Jay" Crosson

Jesse (Jay) Crosson

Associate Director for the Center on Health Care Effectiveness
Areas of Expertise
  • Primary care
  • Patient-centered medical home
  • Population health
  • Health
  • Quality Measurement
  • Care Delivery Systems
  • Population Health
About Jesse (Jay)

Jay Crosson’s research focuses on evaluations of primary care practice, chronic illness care quality, the patient-centered medical home, and the use of health information technology in primary care settings.

Crosson is a multimethod researcher, with emphasis on qualitative methods and implementation science approaches. He has worked on several notable primary care evaluations and studies. Currently, he serves as project director for Mathematica’s evaluation of the Colorado Health Foundation’s Team-Based Care Initiative to improve team-based care in 20 Colorado primary care practices, is principal investigator on an investigator-initiated translational clinical trial of diabetes registry adoption in primary care, and leads qualitative data collection in primary care practices on Mathematica’s evaluation of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative. He recently led Mathematica’s evaluation and technical support services contract for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and has played key roles in evaluations of the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative and the Independence at Home Demonstration project (which focused on home-based primary care). He also led the implementation evaluation for two Health Care Innovations Award—Round 2 awardees. Previously, as co-principal investigator on a project for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), he led the development of training materials for primary care practice facilitators to support practice improvement.

Before joining Mathematica in 2012, Crosson held a faculty position in Family Medicine and Community Health at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, including JAMA Internal Medicine, Implementation Science, Annals of Family Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, and Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM). He is a deputy editor for JGIM and has recently served on special-emphasis panels for AHRQ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which focused on improving primary care access to medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders and addressing geographic disparities in diabetes care. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers University.

Key Projects
  • home health
    Evaluation of the Independence at Home Demonstration

    Mathematica is using a mixed-methods design approach to evaluate the Independence at Home Demonstration. The demonstration’s goal is to improve the provision of comprehensive, coordinated, continuous, and accessible care to chronically ill, disabled beneficiaries.

  • Evaluation of the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative

    Mathematica and its partner, Group Health Cooperative, are evaluating the effects of CPC on cost, quality, utilization, and patient and provider experience. We are providing rapid cycle (quarterly) feedback to participating practices, CMS, and CMS’s regional partners.