A health economist, Carrie Colla focuses on physician payment, health insurance markets, and insurance benefit design. Her work is aimed at improving the quality, accessibility, and cost of health care.
Colla’s investigator-initiated research is dedicated to examining health system performance and the effectiveness of payment and delivery system reforms, including accountable care organizations. Her empirical studies include the effects of changes in Medicare reimbursement for physicians and institutional providers on high-need, high-cost patients; the prevalence and drivers of low-value health care services; and labor market effects of health insurance expansions, among others.
Colla has been the principal investigator for the annual National Survey of Accountable Care Organizations (NSACO) since its inception in 2012, and she is a lead investigator in Dartmouth’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Center of Excellence to Study High-Performing Health Care Systems. She also teaches microeconomics and health policy at Dartmouth College.
Colla received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, and her MA in economics and PhD in health policy from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the past recipient of a SYNERGY Career Development Award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.
Hollingsworth JM, Nallamothu BK, Yan P, Ward S, Lin S, Colla CH, Lewis VA, Ayanian JZ, Hollenbeck BK, Ryan AM
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes|2018 Jun
Lewis VA, D'Aunno T, Murray GF, Shortell SM, Colla CH
Health Aff (Millwood)|2018 Feb
Comfort LN, Shortell SM, Rodriguez HP, Colla CH
Health Serv Res|2018 Jan 31
Fraze TK, Lewis VA, Tierney E, Colla CH
Popul Health Manag|2017 Dec 6
Colla CH, Mainor AJ
Health Aff (Millwood)|2017 Nov