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Dr. Brandon Hesgrove

Dr. Brandon Hesgrove is an economist and Research Associate in the Health Division at IMPAQ International. His fields of expertise are health economics and applied econometrics, with an emphasis in quasi-experimental methodology.

Expertise

Dr. Hesgrove has extensive training in advanced econometric methods for program evaluation and causal inference in both experimental and non-experimental settings. His dissertation work consisted of four papers, all of which focused on determining the factors that affect health, demand for healthcare, and quality improvements in healthcare. His job market paper analyzes the effect of hospital grades from the Leapfrog Group on consumer demand for hospital services and quality improvements by hospitals themselves. His other papers include the effect of air pollutants and air quality alerts on respiratory health, the effect of compulsory schooling reforms in England on long-term health, and the effect of fluoride in community water systems on oral and overall health.

While at IMPAQ, Dr. Hesgrove has played important roles in working with clinicians and statisticians to adapt existing and design new quality measures for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace population, as well as the design, implementation, and application of innovative methodologies to several Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and CMMI (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation) evaluations. An innovative quasi-experimental methodology tested extensively by Dr. Hesgrove and used on a large federal CMS evaluation was presented at a podium presentation at the American Society of Health Economists Annual Conference in June 2018.

Education

Dr. Hesgrove earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California Santa Cruz. He also holds a BS in Mathematics and a BA in Economics from California State University, Chico.

IMPAQ Papers and Presentations

Karikari-Martin, P., Zapata, D., Clark-Shirley, L., Hesgrove, B., Pedersen, S., Bertane, C., Gale, B., Harris, K. & Kauffman, K. (2018, June). The Graduate Nurse Education Project: An Innovative Approach to Increase the Pipeline of Advanced Practice Registered NursesPoster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM), Seattle, WA.

Karikari-Martin, P., Zapata, D., Clark-Shirley, L., Hesgrove, B., Pedersen, S., Bertane, C., Gale, B., Harris, K. & Kauffman, K. (2018, June). Health Economic Interest Group Presentation: The Graduate Nurse Education Project: An Innovative Approach to Increase the Pipeline of Advanced Practice Registered NursesPresentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM), Seattle, WA.

Harris, I., Howard, J., Kiptanui, Z., Dong, J., Hesgrove, B. & Yoffe, M. (2017, June). Variations in Use of Generic Drugs by Patient Characteristics in the United States: Evidence from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2002-2013. Poster at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Hesgrove, B. (2017, June). Firm and Consumer Response to Quality Disclosure: Evidence from Hospital Grades. Poster at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, New Orleans, LA.