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Joshua M. Wiener

Distinguished Fellow, Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care

Joshua M. Wiener, PhD, directs RTI's Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care Program and is the author or editor of eight books and more than 200 articles and reports on health care for older people, people with disabilities, long-term services and supports, Medicaid, health reform, health care rationing, and maternal and child health. Dr. Wiener is currently involved in studies of Medicaid spend down, medical homes, residential care facilities, the risk of institutionalization, and long-term care awareness and planning. He is also co-director of the Administration on Aging-funded Alzheimer's Disease Supportive Services Program National Resource Center. Prior to coming to RTI, Dr. Wiener did policy analysis and research for the Urban Institute, the Brookings Institution, the Health Care Financing Administration, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Congressional Budget Office, the New York State Moreland Act Commission on Nursing Homes and Residential Facilities, and the New York City Department of Health.

Education

PhD, Sociology, Harvard University; MS, Sociology, Harvard University; BS, Sociology, University of Chicago.

Latest Publications

Hospital and ED use among Medicare beneficiaries with dementia varies by setting and proximity to death — Health Affairs
Feng, Z., Coots, L.A., Kaganova, Y., & Wiener, J.M. (Apr 2014)
The Impact of Assistive Technologies on Formal and Informal Home Care — Gerontologist
Anderson, W.L., & Wiener, J.M. (Dec 2013)
Obesity and people with disabilities: The implications for health care expenditures — Obesity
Anderson, W.L., Wiener, J.M., Khatutsky, G., & Armour, B.S. (Dec 2013)
Following the Money in 1988 and 2013 — Gerontologist
Wiener, J. (Nov 2013)
Why Most of What Everybody Knows About Medicaid Spend Down Is Wrong: New Estimates and Policy Implications — Gerontologist
Wiener, J., Anderson, W.L., Khatutsky, G., Kaganova, Y., & O'Keeffe, J. (Nov 2013)
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