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.
Hagan KA, Erekson E, Austin A, Minassian VA, Townsend MK, Bynum JP, Grodstein F
Am J Obstet Gynecol|2018 Feb 6
Moen EL, Bynum JP, Austin AM, Skinner JS, Chakraborti G, O'Malley AJ
Med Care|2018 Feb 6
Akpan A, Roberts C, Bandeen-Roche K, Batty B, Bausewein C, Bell D, Bramley D, Bynum J, Cameron ID, Chen LK, Ekdahl A, Fertig A, Gentry T, Harkes M, Haslehurst D, Hope J, Hurtado DR, Lyndon H, Lynn J, Martin M, Isden R, Raso FM, Shaibu S, Shand J, Sherrington C, Sinha S, Turner G, De Vries N, Yi GJ, ...
BMC Geriatr|2018 Feb 2
Davis MA, Anthopolos R, Tootoo J, Titler M, Bynum JPW, Shipman SA
J Gen Intern Med|2018 Jan 23
Syse A, Soneji SS, Andrew AS, Tretli S, Baili P, Bynum JPW
Scand J Public Health|2018 Jan 1