Dr. Ryan has a PhD in Social Policy with a concentration in Health Policy from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. He won the 2009 AcademyHealth Dissertation Award for "The Design of Value Based Purchasing in Medicare: Theory and Empirical Evidence." Prior to coming to Michigan, Dr. Ryan was an Associate Professor of Public Health in the Division of Outcomes and Effectiveness Research at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Ryan is the Director of the Center for Evaluating Health Reform. He is also the co-Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy, and the Associate Director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation’s Data and Methods Hub.
- HMP 601: Healthcare Quality, Performance Measurement and Improvement
- HMP 802: Introduction to Health Services Research
Research Interests & Projects
- Understanding the effects of health policy on quality, spending, and value.
- Ryan A.M. 2009. The effects of the Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration on mortality and hospital costs in Medicare. Health Services Research 44(3): 821-842.
- Ryan A.M. 2010. Has pay-for-performance decreased access for minority patients? Health Services Research (45)1: 6-23.
- Ryan A.M., Blustein J. 2011. The effect of the MassHealth pay-for-performance program on quality. Health Services Research. 46(3) 712-728.
- Ryan A.M., Doran T. 2012. The effect of improving processes of care on patient outcomes: evidence from the United Kingdom's Quality and Outcomes Framework. Medical Care 50(3): 191-199.
- Ryan A.M., Nallamothu B., Dimick J. 2012. Medicare’s public reporting initiative on hospital quality had modest or no impact on mortality from three key conditions. Health Affairs 31(3): 585-592.
- Ryan A.M., Blustein J., Casalino L.P. 2012. Medicare’s Flagship Test Of Pay-For-Performance Did Not Spur More Rapid Quality Improvement Among Low-Performing Hospitals. Health Affairs. 31(4): 797-805.
- Ryan A.M., Blustein J., Doran T., Michelow, M.D., Casalino, L.P. 2012. The effect of phase 2 of the Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration on incentive payments to hospitals caring for disadvantaged patients. Health Services Research. (47)4: 1418-1436.
- Ryan A.M. 2013. Will Value-Based Purchasing Increase Disparities in Health Care? New England Journal of Medicine. 369(26): 2472-2474.
- Ryan A.M., Polsky D., Press M.J., Bach P. 2014. The Zigzagging zeitgeist of health services research: rapidly changing priorities in the field. Health Care: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. 2(2):99-102
- Ryan A.M., Burgess J, Borden W, Pesko MP, Dimick J. 2015. The Early Effects of Medicare’s Mandatory Hospital Pay-for-Performance Program on Quality. Health Services Research. 50(1): 81-97.
- Layton, T. Ryan, A.M. 2015. Higher incentive payments in Medicare Advantage’s pay-for-performance program did not improve quality, but did increase plan offerings. Health Services Research. 50(6):1810-28.
- Ryan, A.M., Krinsky S., Kontopantelis E., Doran T. 2016. Long-term evidence for the effect of pay-for-performance in primary care on mortality in the United Kingdom: a population study.The Lancet. 388 (10041): 268–274.
- Ellimoottil C., Ryan A.M., Miller DC. 2016. The new bundled payment program for joint replacement may unfairly penalize hospitals that treat patients with medical comorbidities. Health Affairs. 35(9):1651.
- Doran T., Maurer K, Ryan A.M. 2016. Impact of provider incentives on quality and cost of health care. Annual Review of Public Health. 38:449-465.
- Ryan, A.M., Krinsky, S. Maurer. K. Dimick, JA. 2016. Changes in hospital quality following Hospital Value-Based Purchasing. New England Journal of Medicine. 376:2358-66.
- Ryan, A.M., Krinsky, S. Maurer. K. 2016. Association between Hospital Participation in Value-Based Reform and Readmission Reduction in the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program. JAMA Internal Medicine. 177(6):862-868.
- Dimick J.B, Ryan A.M. 2014. Methods for evaluating changes in health care policy: the difference-in-differences approach. JAMA. 312(22): 2401-2.
- American Society of Health Economists