Edith Walsh

Edith G. Walsh

Senior Health Services Researcher

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

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
Walsh, E.G., Wiener, J.M., Haber, S., Bragg, A., Freiman, M., & Ouslander, J.G. (May 2012)
Hospitalizations of nursing home residents: Background and options
Polniaszek, S., Walsh, E.G., & Wiener, J.M. (Jun 2011)
Agents of change: How do complementary and alterntive medicine providers play a role in health behavior change? — Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
Williams-Piehota, P.A., Sirois, F.M., Bann, C.M., Isenberg, K.B., & Walsh, E.G. (Jan 2011)
Implementation of A Falls Prevention Program in Assisted Living Settings — Gerontologist
Mitchell, C., Zimmerman, S., Giuliani, C., Sloane, P., Greene, A.M., Nyrop, K., & Walsh, E. (Oct 2010)
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