Jonathan Skinner is a health economist who leads several research projects funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). These are large-scale interdisciplinary collaborations at Dartmouth and partner institutions, drawing on Dartmouth’s comprehensive Medicare and Medicaid datasets. Skinner’s ongoing research focuses on studying the contribution of “high-tech” health care to cost growth, the diffusion of various types of medical innovations (beneficial and harmful), how provider networks affect technology diffusion, and whether high-quality health providers affect population-level health outcomes.
A member of the National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Skinner is also a research associate and director of the Aging Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He has taught in Dartmouth’s economics department since 1995, where he serves as the James O. Freedman Presidential Professor, and is a frequent contributor to the national conversation about health policy.
Skinner J, Chandra A
JAMA|2018 Apr 16
Moen EL, Bynum JP, Austin AM, Skinner JS, Chakraborti G, O'Malley AJ
Med Care|2018 Apr
Welch HG, Skinner JS, Schroeck FR, Zhou W, Black WC
JAMA Intern Med|2018 Feb 1
Likosky DS, Van Parys J, Zhou W, Borden WB, Weinstein MC, Skinner JS
JAMA Cardiol|2018 Feb 1
Bekelis K, Skinner J, Gottlieb D, Goodney P
BMJ|2017 Oct 26