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Denise Tyler

Denise Tyler

Senior Research Public Health Analyst


PhD, Social Policy, Brandeis University
MA, Social Policy, Brandeis University
MA, Religious Studies, University of Kansas
BA, Anthropology, Eckerd College

Denise Tyler is a senior researcher in RTI International’s Aging, Disability, and Long- Term Care program and has over 20 years of experience conducting mixed-methods and qualitative research in health care settings. Dr. Tyler has interviewed hundreds of health care providers, care recipients and their family members, state health care officials, and health plan representatives. Her research has focused on care for older adults across the health and long-term care continuum.

She has been the principal investigator (PI), co-PI or project director on numerous grants and contracts, including PI of the Primary Data Collection Core of an NIA-funded program project (P01). A main goal of that project was to determine how various health care organizations, such as hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and managed care organizations, are responding to policies in the Affordable Care Act and working together to transform care delivery and improve quality and outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries. Dr. Tyler also led a large randomized controlled trial testing the effect of caregiver training on outcomes for people living with dementia. She was a state and task lead for the evaluation of the initiative to reduce Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations and was also a member of RTI’s team evaluating the Financial Alignment Initiative.

Dr. Tyler joined RTI in 2016. Previously, she was an assistant professor at the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research at the Brown University School of Public Health and a research health scientist at the Providence VA Medical Center. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Aging & Social Policy. She previously served on the editorial boards of Health Services Research and RTI Press.

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