Vincent Mor, Ph.D.

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September 13, 2011

Vincent Mor, Ph.D., is the Florence Pirce Grant Professor of Community Health in the Public Health Program of the Brown University School of Medicine. Dr. Mor has been a member of the faculty at Brown since 1981. Prior to joining the faculty at Brown, Dr. Mor did research in the Department of Social Gerontological Research at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged in Boston, MA. Most of Dr. Mor’s research has focused on organizational and delivery system issues related to long-term and nursing home care. His work has been published in Health Services Research, Medical Care Research and Review, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Journal of the American Medical Association, and New England Journal of Medicine. In June 2011, Dr. Mor received the Distinguished Investigator Award at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting.

Dr. Mor received a Ph.D. from the Florence Heller School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare at Brandeis University. He also holds a Masters in Rehabilitation Administration from Northeastern University and Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Boston College. Dr. Mor Chaired the Department of Community Health from 1996 until 2010 when the Department was split into four separate Departments in preparation for becoming a School of Public Health.

From June 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011, Dr. Mor served as the principal investigator on a HCFO-funded study titled “Impact of State Medicaid Policy Changes on Nursing Home Hospitalization.” This study examined state nursing home bed hold payment policies, and how they impact the rate of hospitalization of nursing home residents. The objective of this study was to inform the debate about how to best address increasing hospitalizations of nursing home residents. The researchers found that more liberal bed hold policies were generally associated with higher rates of rehospitalizations in nursing home patients and that states’ bed hold policies, which apply exclusively to Medicaid patients, have a spillover effect on Medicare admissions, highlighting the frequently dysfunctional relationship between these two payer sources in the long term care sector.