Director, Research and Policy, U.S.
As director of research and policy, James Maxwell, Ph.D. focuses on payment and delivery reform with health centers and other safety-net providers, and on health insurance coverage for underserved populations. Jim brings to this role 20 years of research on health insurance, financing, and health reform. Jim recently completed studies for the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis on employer health insurance, and with the support of multiple foundations, he has been studying safety-net payment reform and ACO development in numerous states, including Massachusetts, New York, Maine, Minnesota, Illinois, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and California. He is currently leading a project for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality on strategies for improving care transitions among primary care practices while having recently completed another study for the agency on reducing Medicaid readmissions. Dr. Maxwell's research has been published in health and policy journals, such as Health Affairs, New England Journal of Medicine, Health Care Management Review and Annals of Family Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he also received postdoctoral training in health economics and management.