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Professor

leutz@brandeis.edu  •  Heller-Brown Building  • 215  •  781-736-3934

Expertise

Social welfare policy, long-term care financing and service delivery, disabilities policy, gerontology, healthy aging

Courses

  • HS 124a - Dilemmas of Long-Term Care
  • HS 340a - Aging Policies and Programs: U.S. and Global Perspectives
  • HSSP 110a - Integrative Seminar on Health

Scholarship

  • Leutz, Walter N, Timberlake, Maria, and Warfield, Marji. "Leutz, W."The infrastructure of participant direction for Medicaid-funded in-home autism services for children.." Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities (2015).
  • Timberlake, M., Leutz, W., Warfield, M. and Chiri, G.. "“In the Driver’s Seat”: Parent Perceptions of Choice in a Participant-Directed Medicaid Waiver Program for Young Children with Autism.." Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 44. 4 (2013): 903-914.
  • Warfield, M. E. , Chiri, G., Leutz, W., & Timberlake, M. "Family well-being in a participant-directed autism waiver program: the role of relational coordination.." Journal of Intellectual Disability Research (2013).
  • Leutz, Walter N nd ME Warfield. Final Report on the Helping Hand Demonstration to the Children's Bureau, DHHS.. Waltham, MA , Brandeis University: 2012.
  • Leutz, Walter N. "Foreign-Born Workers in Long-Term Supportive Services." Public Policy and Aging Report Spring (2012).
  • Leutz, Walter N; Schneider, Nicole. Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative: Update and Vision. Waltham, MA Massachusetts Health Policy Forum: 2012.
  • Leutz, Walter N, Warfield, Marji. Evaluation of the Helping Hand Demonstration. Waltham, MA Brandeis University: 2011.
  • Leutz, Walter N. "The Changing Face of Long-Term Care and How a New Immigrant Workforce Will Shape Its Future." Generations 34. 4 (2011): 89-96.
  • Leutz, Walter N and Abby Driscoll. A Strategy for Healthy Aging in Massachusetts. Waltham, MA Massachusetts Health Policy Forum: 2010.
  • Leutz, Walter N, Bishop, Christine, Dodson, Lisa. "Role for a labor-management partnership in nursing home person-centered care." Gerontologist 50. 3 (2010): 340-51.
  • Leutz, Walter N; Gurewich, D.; Bishop, C.; Gaiser, MD. Evaluation of the Medicare Low Vision Rehabilitation Demonstration: Beneficiary Case Study. Final Report to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Waltham, MA Brandeis University: 2010.
  • Leutz, Walter N; Gurewich, D.; Bishop, C.; Gaiser, MD.. Evaluation of the Low Vision Rehabilitation Demonstration Provider Case Studies. Final Report to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Waltham, MA Brandeis University: 2010.
  • Leutz, Walter N; Gurewich, Deborah; Bishop, Christine, Ritter, Grant. Final Report on the Evaluation of the Medical Adult Day Services Demonstration. Report to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.. Waltham, MA Brandeis University: 2010.
  • Leutz, Walter N; Gurewich, Deborah; Bishop, Christine, Ritter, Grant; Fournier, Stephen. Report to Congress on the Evaluation of the Medical Adult Day Services Demonstration. Contracted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.. Waltham, MA Brandeis University: 2010.
  • Leutz, Walter N. "Partnership working: key concepts and approaches." International Health and Social Care: partnership working in action. Ed. Jon Glasby and Helen Dickinson. Oxford, England: Blackwell, 2009
  • Leutz, Walter N. Healthy Aging in the Commonwealth: Pathways to Life Long Wellness. Massachusetts Health Policy Forum. Waltham, MA: 2009.
  • Leutz, W., Brody, K.K., Nonnenkamp, L., Perrin, N.. "Selection Bias Between 2 Medicare Capitated Benefit Programs." American Journal of Managed Care 13. 4 (2007): 201-207.
  • Leutz, W., Capitman, J.. "Met Needs, Unmet Needs, and Satisfaction among Social HMO Members." Journal of Aging and Social Policy 19. 1 (2007): 1-19.
  • Leutz, Walter N., Nonnenkamp. L., et al.. "Utilization and costs of home-based and community-based care within a social HMO: trends over an 18 year period." International Journal of Integrated Care 5. 19 (2005): 1-12.
  • Leutz, Walter. "Reflections on integrating medical and social care: five laws revisited." Journal of Integrated Care 13. 5 (2005): 3-12.
  • Leutz, W., Ikegami, N.. Coordinating Medical Care and Long-Term Care: Field Report from Japan (online only). International Journal of Integrated Care. 2004.
  • Leutz, W., Rethmeier, K.. Strategic Planning Guide (online only). University of Southern Maine. Portland, ME: 2004.
  • Leutz, W.. Japanese Long-Term Care Insurance: Pilot Test of Methods to Evaluate Impacts on Client Needs and on the Coordination of LTCI and Health Care. Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University. Waltham, MA: 2004.
  • Fischer, L.R., Green, C.A., Goodman, M.J., Brody, K.K., Aickin, M., Wei, F., Phelps, L.W., Leutz, W.. "Community-Based Care and Risk of Nursing Home Placement." Medical Care 41. 12 (2003): 1407-1416.
  • Gurewich, D., Prottas, J., Leutz, W.. "The Effect of Hospital Ownership Conversions on Nonacute Care Providers." Milbank Quarterly 81. 4 (2003): 543-565.
  • Leutz, W., Ford, T., Leung, M., Mueller, M., Nonnenkamp, L., Newcomer, R. "Medicare Managed Care and Frail Elders: Lessons From Social HMOs." Care Management Journals 4. 3 (2003): 161-169.
  • Leutz, W., Greenlick, M.R., Nonnenkamp, L.. Linking Medical Care and Community Services: Practical Models for Bridging the Gap. New York NY: Springer Publishing Company, 2003.
  • Newcomer, R., Leutz, W.. "Health Maintenance Organizations and Managed Health Care for Older Adults." Encyclopedia of Retirement and Finance. vol. 1 Ed. Vitt, L.A.. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003. 358-362.
  • Green, C.A., Capitman, J., Leutz, W.. "Expanded Care and Quality of Life Among Elderly Social HMO Members." Journal of Applied Gerontology 21. 3 (2002): 333-351.
  • Leutz, W., Capitman, J., Ruwe, M., Ching, V.N., Flaherty-Robb, M., McKenzie, M., Percy, P., Lee, W.. "Caregiver Education and Support: Results of a Multi-Site Pilot in an HMO." Home Health Care Services Quarterly 21. 4 (2002): 49-72.
  • Leutz, W., Greenlick, M., Nonenkamp, L., della Penna, R.. "Kaiser Permanente's Manifesto 2005 Demonstration: the Promises and Limits of Devolution." Journal of Aging and Social Policy 14. 3/4 (2002): 233-244.
  • Leutz, W., Capitman, J., Green, C.. "A Limited Entitlement for Community Care; How Members Use Services." Journal of Aging and Social Policy 12. 3 (2001): 43-64.
  • Leutz,Walter N with J. Capitman and C. Green. "A Community Care Entitlement in the Social HMO: How Members Use Services." Journal of Aging and Social Policy 12. (2001): 3.
  • Leutz, W.. Innovations in Care for the Elderly: A Congressional Resource Guide on Social HMOs. The Social HMO Consortium / Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University. Waltham, MA: 2000.
  • Leutz, W.. "Five Laws for Integrating Acute and Long-term Care." Milbank Quarterly 77. 1 (1999): 77-110.
  • Leutz, W.. "Policy Choices for Medicaid and Medicare Waivers." The Gerontologist 39. 1 (1999): 86-93.
  • Yee, D.L., Capitman, J.A., Leutz, W., Sciegaj, M.. "Resident Centered Care in Assisted Living Programs." Journal of Aging and Social Policy 10. 3 (1999): 7-26.
  • Fischer, L.R., Leutz, W., von Sternbert, T.L., Ripley, J.. "The Closing of a Social HMO: A Case Study." Journal of Aging and Social Policy 10. 1 (1998): 57-75.
  • Leutz, W.. "Home Care Benefits for Persons with Disabilities." American Rehabilitation 24. 3 (1998).
  • Leutz, W.. Medicare, Long-Term Care, and Social HMO's. Institute for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University. Waltham, MA: 1998.
  • Leutz, W., Sciegaj, M., Capitman, J.. "Client-Centered Case Management: A Survey of State Programs." Journal of Case Management 6. 1 (1997): 18-23.
  • Leutz, W., Sciegaj, M.. The Future Is Now: A Strategic Planning Guide to Help Aging Network Organizations Assess Options in Managed Care Environments. National Resource Center: Diversity and Long-Term Care, Institute for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University. Waltham, MA: 1997.
  • Leutz, W.. "The Social HMO: Flexible Models to Enhance, Finance, and Integrate Services." Financing LTC: A Secure Old Age. Ed. Polisar, D.. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 1996. 57-84.
  • Leutz, W.. Learning from the Social Health Maintenance Organization Demonstration: 1985-1996. 1996.
  • Yee, D.L., Capitman, J., Sciegaj, M., Leutz, W., Prottas, J.. A Consumer's Guide: Finding the Assisted Living Program for You. National Resource Center: Diversity and Long-Term Care, Institute for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University. Waltham, MA: 1996.
  • Leutz,Walter N, with J. Capitman, M. Macadam, and R. Abrahams. Care for the Frail Elderly: Developing Community Systems. Westport, CT: Auburn House, 1992.
  • Leutz,Walter N, with J. Greenberg, R. Abrahams, L. Diamond, L. Gru. Changing Health Care For An Aging Society.. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1985.
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Profile

Teaches courses in long-term care and aging. He is interested in how to help communities improve services and supports for people with disabilities, particularly through stronger financing, better coordination of medical care and social care services, and healthy communities initiatives.

 

Degrees

Brandeis University
Ph.D.

Columbia University
M.S.W.

Princeton University
B.A.

Awards and Honors

  • HSSP Graduation Speaker (2011)
  • Fulbright Fellowship (1997)

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