Edith G. Walsh

Director of Aging, Disability and Long-Term Care

Education

  • PhD, Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University
  • BSN, Nursing, University of Southern Maine.

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Edith G. Walsh, PhD, conducts health services research, building on 15 years of experience in administrative and clinical work serving Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Dr. Walsh is a nationally recognized expert on Medicare/Medicaid dual eligibles and integrated financing and delivery systems, managed care and long-term care delivery systems, health and functional status measurement for persons with chronic conditions and disabilities, and the use of such measures to risk-adjust payments to managed care plans or as control variables or case mix measures in other types of analysis. Dr. Walsh's methodological expertise includes survey development and analysis, analysis of administrative data, and the use of qualitative methods to evaluate program implementation and the impact of new and existing programs on a range of stakeholders. She has recently begun examining complementary and alternative therapies and their potential to improve functional status.