Ariel Linden, Dr.P.H.
Health services researcher specializing in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health care initiatives including health management programs, quality of care initiatives and innovative approaches to care and reimbursement (medical homes and accountable care organizations).
- Dr.P.H., Health Services, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997
- M.A., Exercise Physiology, California State University, Northridge, 1992
- B.Ed., Physical Education/Exercise Science, Wingate Institute, Israel, 1990
Research Interests & Projects
- Evaluation designs for non-experimental data (for both point-treatment and longitudinal studies).
- Evaluating the effectiveness of health and disease management interventions.
- Developing modeling approaches to assess medication compliance
- Developing predictive models to identify patients at high risk of future hospitalization.
- Linden A, Butterworth SW. (2014). A comprehensive hospital-based Intervention to reduce readmissions for chronically ill patients: A randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Managed Care 783-792.
- Linden A (2014). Combining propensity score-based stratification and weighting to improve causal inference in the evaluation of health care interventions Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 1065-1071.
- Linden A. (2013). Assessing regression to the mean effects in health care initiatives. BMC Medical Research Methodology 1-7.
- Linden A, Samuels SJ. (2013). Using balance statistics to determine the optimal number of controls in matching studies Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 968-975.
- Linden A, Karlson KB (2013). Using mediation analysis to identify causal mechanisms in disease management interventions. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology 86-108.
- Linden A, Adams JL (2012). Combining the regression-discontinuity design and propensity-score based weighting to improve causal inference in program evaluation. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 317-325.
- Linden, A. (2011). Designing a prospective study when randomization is not feasible. Evaluation and the Health Professions 164-180.
- Linden, A. (2011). Identifying spin in health management evaluations. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 1223-1230.
- Linden, A., & Adams. J.L. (2010). Applying a propensity-score based weighting model to interrupted time series data: improving causal inference in program evaluation. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 1231-1238.
- Linden, A., Butterworth, S. W., & Prochaska, J. O. (2010). Motivational interviewing-based health coaching as a chronic care intervention. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 166-174.