A gerontologist by training, Julie Bynum’s work investigates how we are currently caring for our elderly—and how we can do better. Her active NIH-funded research program covers areas related to aging populations, including studies of high-cost, high-need Medicare beneficiaries, the effectiveness of osteoporosis fracture management, and health care in the context of cognitive impairment and dementia, as well as other studies. She has been a Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar and a National Institute of Aging Beeson Scholar to study quality and efficiency of health care delivery to high-risk elderly.
One of Bynum’s contributions to the field has been to develop a method of creating “virtual” physician-hospital networks that allows the measurement of care delivered and its outcomes for a population served by a specific group of providers. These networks were used in the conceptual development of the Accountable Care Organization(ACO) legislation. Bynum continued her policy-relevant efforts as a 2011-2013 Health & Aging Policy Fellow funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies. She also served as a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee that, in 2015, published “Vital Signs: Core Metrics for Health and Health Care Progress.” She is a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee, “Targeting What Matters: Core Metrics for Better Health at Lower Costs,” and the author of the Dartmouth Atlas report, “Our Parents, Ourselves: Healthcare for an Aging Population.”
Bynum earned a BS from Union College, an MPH from The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene & Public Health, and an MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Raffin E, Onega T, Bynum J, Austin A, Carmichael D, Bronner K, Goodney P, Hyams ES
Cancer Epidemiol|2017 Aug 16
Bynum JPW, Austin A, Carmichael D, Meara E
Health Aff (Millwood)|2017 Jul 1
Bynum JPW, Chang CH, Austin A, Carmichael D, Meara E
J Am Geriatr Soc|2017 Sep
Bynum J, Munson J, Tosteson AN
JAMA Intern Med|2017 Mar 1
Bender AC, Austin AM, Grodstein F, Bynum JPW
Alzheimers Dement|2017 Jul