Jesse "Jay" Crosson

Jesse (Jay) Crosson

Assistant Director, 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 the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), primary care, and population health interventions.

Crosson has worked on several notable primary care evaluations and studies. He serves as project director and principal investigator on a clinical trial examining a diabetes registry adoption intervention designed to improve the quality of diabetes care in primary care. He is currently project director for the evaluation of the Colorado Health Foundation’s Team Based Care Initiative to improve team-based care in 20 Colorado primary care practices. Crosson also plays a key role in Mathematica’s evaluation of the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative and the Independence at Home Demonstration project and leads the implementation evaluation for two Health Care Innovations Award—Round 2 awardees. He was recently the co-principal investigator on a project for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to improve PCMH research, evaluation, and implementation focusing on efforts to develop 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 Annals of Family Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, and the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM). He is a deputy editor for JGIM and a reviewer for several journals, including Health Affairs and the Journal of the American Medical Association. Crosson is and has been a member of many professional societies, including AcademyHealth and the North American Primary Care Research Group, for which he serves on several committees. 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.