Edith Walsh

Edith G. Walsh

Director of Aging, Disability and Long-Term Care

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.


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

Latest Publications

Morley, M.A., Walsh, E.G., & Wilkin, J.C. (2013). Financing Integrated Care in the Financial Alignment Demonstration. Generations, 37 (2):24-29.
Walsh, E.G., Wiener, J.M., Haber, S., Bragg, A., Freiman, M., & Ouslander, J.G. (2012). Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations of Dually Eligible Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiaries from Nursing Facility and Home- and Community-Based Services Waiver Programs. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60 (5):821-829.
Polniaszek, S., Walsh, E.G., & Wiener, J.M. (June 2011). Hospitalizations of nursing home residents: Background and options. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation.
Williams-Piehota, P.A., Sirois, F.M., Bann, C.M., Isenberg, K.B., & Walsh, E.G. (2011). Agents of change: How do complementary and alterntive medicine providers play a role in health behavior change?. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 17 (1):22-30.
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  • Aging Programs and Policy
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Health Services Research
  • Survey Design and Analysis