Jennifer Perloff

Senior Scientist and Director of Institute for Healthcare Systems (IHS)

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Contact

Email: perloff@brandeis.edu
Office: Heller-Brown Building 213
Phone: 781-736-3935
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Expertise

Evaluation research
Study design
Survey tool design and validation
Data analysis, including claims data
Information security
Alternative payment models/value based purchasing

Courses

  • HS 408f - AHRQ Practicum III: Introduction to the Theory and Application of Bundles
  • HS 603c - Health Policy Doctoral Seminar

Degrees

  • Brandeis University
    Ph.D.
  • Cornell University
    M.P.A.
  • Bates College
    B.A.

Jennifer Perloff

Senior Scientist and Director of Institute for Healthcare Systems (IHS)

Profile

Dr. Perloff has 20 years of experience in evaluation and health services research with much of that work grounded in claims data analysis. Most recently, Dr. Perloff has been involved in assessing the impact of accountable care organizations (ACOs) on post-acute care and the transition of service from institutional to home and community-based setting. For example, she is currently leading an implementation evaluation of a 12 ACO learning collaborative focused on transitional and primary care home visit models. She is also evaluating a paramedicine home-visiting model that targets the most medically complex Medicare beneficiaries in rural North Carolina. This project has required some methodological innovations, such as dropping the treatment window from an interrupted time series design to remove the effect of regression to the mean. Dr. Perloff has also evaluation the impact of preferred skilled nursing facility networks on the quality, community tenure and cost. Other projects include the evaluation of rehabilitation and exercise to reduce falls in frail elders and on-going work to assess the cost and quality of nurse practitioner delivered primary care. In addition to research, Dr. Perloff co-leads the health concentration in the Heller School Ph.D. program and is the Director of the Institute for Healthcare Systems. She serves on many dissertation committees and is actively engaged in mentoring students and junior faculty.

Scholarship

  • Ulrike Muench, Chaoran Guo, Cindy Thomas, Jennifer Perloff. "Medication Adherence, Costs, and ER Visits of Nurse Practitioner and Primary Care Physician Patients: Evidence from Three Cohorts of Medicare Beneficiaries." Health Services Research (2018). (forthcoming)
  • Perloff, Jennifer. "Association of state-level restrictions in nurse practitioner scope of practice with the quality of primary care provided to Medicare beneficiaries.." Medical Care Research and Review 76. 5 (2021): 597-626.
  • Perloff, Jennifer. "Comparing the rates of low-value back images ordered by physicians and nurse practitioners for Medicare beneficiaries in primary care." Nursing Outlook 67. 6 (2021): 713-724.
  • Perloff, Jennifer. "Drivers of cost differences between nurse practitioner and physician attributed Medicare beneficiaries." Medical Care 59. 2 (2021): 177-184.
  • Perloff, Jennifer. "Inpatient rehabilitation facilities’ hospital readmission rates for Medicare beneficiaries treated following a stroke." Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 28. 1 (2021): 61-71.
  • Perloff, Jennifer. "Medication adherence, costs and ER visits of nurse practitioners and primary care physician patients: Evidence from three cohorts of Medicare beneficiaries." Health Services Research 54. 1 (2021): 187-197.
  • Perloff, Jennifer. "National Quality Forum guidelines for evaluating the scientific acceptability of risk-adjusted clinical outcome measures: A report from the national quality form scientific methods panel." Annals of Surgery 274. 6 (2021): 1048-1055.
  • Perloff, Jennifer. "Opioid-prescribing outcomes of Medicare beneficiaries managed by nurse practitioners and physicians." Medical Care 57. 6 (2021): 482-489.
  • Perloff, Jennifer. "The effect of supervision waivers on practice: A survey of Massachusetts nurse practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic." Medical Care 59. 4 (2021): 283-287.
  • Perloff, Jennifer. "The impact of Tia Chi exercise on health care utilization and imputed cost in residents of low-income senior housing." Global Advanced in Health and Medicine 10. (2021): 2164956120985479.
  • Perloff, Jennifer. "The rehabilitation enhancing aging through connected health prehabilitation trial." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 100. 11 (2021): 1999-2005.
  • Perloff, Jennifer. "Aggressive care near the end of life for caner patients in Medicare accountable care organizations." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 67. 5 (2020): 961-968.
  • Perloff, Jennifer. "Comparing the rates of low-value back images ordered by physicians and nurse practitioners for Medicare beneficiaries in primary care." Nursing Outlook 67. 6 (2020): 713-724.
  • Perloff, Jennifer. "Medication adherence, costs and ER visits of nurse practitioners and primary care physician patients: Evidence from three cohorts of Medicare beneficiaries." Health Services Research 54. 1 (2020): 187-197.
  • Perloff, Jennifer. "National Quality Forum guidelines for evaluating the scientific acceptability of risk-adjusted clinical outcome measures: A report from the National Quality Forum Scientific Methods Panel." Annals of Surgery Dec. 9 (2020): doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003592.
  • Daras LC, Ingber MJ, Deutsch A, Hefele JG, Perloff J. "Geographic region and profit status drive variation in hospital readmission outcomes among inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the united states." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 99. 6 (2018): 1060-1066.
  • Ladin K, Emerson J, Butt Z, Gordon EJ, Hanto DW, Perloff J, et al.. "How important is social support in determining patients’ suitability for transplant? Results from a National Survey of transplant clinicians." Journal of Medical Ethics (2018).
  • Muench U, Perloff J, Thomas C, Buerhaus PI. "Prescribing practices by nurse practitioners and primary care physicians: A descriptive analysis of Medicare Beneficiaries." Journal of Nursing Regulation 8. 1 (2017): 21-30.
  • Quinn AE, Hodgkin D, Perloff JN, Stewart MT, Brolin M, Lane N, Horgan CM. "Design and impact of bundled payment for detox and follow-up care." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 82. (2017): 113-121.
  • Perloff, Jennifer N.. "Role of Geography and Nurse Practitioner Scope-of-Practice in Efforts to Expand Primary Care System Capacity Health Reform and the Primary Care Workforce." MEDICAL CARE 54. 1 (2016): 81-89.
  • Perloff, Jennifer N.. "Comparing the cost of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries assigned to primary care nurse practitioners and physicians." Health Services Research 51. 4 (2015): 1475-6773.
  • Weinberg D, Perloff J, Cooney-Miner D. Final Report: Role of Nurses’ Education in Shaping Patient Outcomes. National Counsel of States Board of Nursing. Chicago, IL: 2009.
  • Minden SL, Hoaglin DC, Hadden L, Frankel D, Robbins T, Perloff J. "Access to and utilization of neurologists by people with multiple sclerosis." Neurology 70. 13 (Pt 2) (2008): 1141-1149.
  • Minden SL, Frankel D, Hadden L, Perloff J, Srinath KP, Hoaglin DC. "The Sonya Slifka Longitudinal Multiple Sclerosis Study: methods and sample characteristics.." Multiple Sclerosis 12. 1 (2006): 24-38.
  • Weinreb L, Perloff J, Goldberg R, Lessard D, Hosmer DW. "Factors associated with health service utilization patterns in low-income women." Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 17. 1 (2006): 180-199.
  • Tompkins C, Perloff JN. "An Analysis of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services under Managed Care in Arizona." Journal of Behavioral Health and Services Research 31. 1 (2004): 98-110.
  • Tompkins, C.P., Perloff, J.. "Using Information to Guide Managed Behavioral Health Care." Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research 31. 1 (2004): 98-110.
  • Weinreb LW, Wheler C, Perloff JN. "Anxiety, health and hunger in extremely low-income children." Pediatrics 110. 4 (2002): e41.
  • Bassuk EL, Perloff JN, Dawson R. "Multiply Homeless Families: The Insidious Impact of Violence." Journal of Housing Policy 12. 2 (2001): 299-320.
  • Bassuk EL, Buckner JC, Perloff JN, Bassuk SS. "Prevalence of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Among Homeless and Low-Income Housed Mothers." The American Journal of Psychiatry 155. 11 (1998): 1561-1564.
  • Bassuk EL, Perloff JN, Coll CG. "The Plight of Extremely Poor Puerto Rican and White Single Mothers." Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 33. (1998): 326-336.