Laura Kimmey

Laura Kimmey

Senior Researcher
Areas of Expertise
  • Quantitative and qualitative research
  • Comparative effectiveness research
Topics
  • Health
  • Long-Term Services and Supports
  • Quality Measurement
About Laura

Laura Kimmey’s research interests include health services, health economics, and applied econometrics. Her work focuses on the use, cost, and quality of health care.

Kimmey is leading analyses of health care utilization using Medicare claims data, as well as beneficiaries' and caregivers' experiences using survey data, for the multi-year evaluation of the Independence at Home Demonstration. The evaluation is testing the benefits of a home-based primary care for high-need Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions and functional limitations. She is also providing technical assistance to states and health plans on how to reduce avoidable admissions for individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid who reside in nursing facilities. In addition, she has studied the relationship between process and outcome measures for heart failure and the extent to which these relationships are mediated by other factors.

Before joining Mathematica, Kimmey conducted research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Georgia, and Miami University. She publishes her work in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, and other peer-reviewed publications. . Kimmey holds a Ph.D. in health policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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.

  • PCORI Dissemination and Implementation Framework and Toolkit

    Recognizing the need for strategies to accelerate the sharing of research (dissemination) and to help put it into practice (implementation), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute commissioned the development of a Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Framework and D&I Toolkit.