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Courtney Van Houtven

Population Health Sciences, Duke University; Durham ADAPT, US Veterans Affairs

Courtney Van Houtven

Since 2003 I have been a health economist and health services researcher at Duke University School of Medicine, joining Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy in 2019. I am also a Research Career Scientist in The Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT), Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System.


Countries United States;
Topics Community-based LTC; Economics of LTC; Evaluation of LTC systems and services; Financing LTC; LTC Policy; LTC Systems; LTC Workforce; Outcome measurement in LTC; Outcomes for unpaid/informal carers; Unpaid / informal care;
Methods Causal inference in Long-Term Care; Policy analysis; Quantitative data analysis; Quasi-experimental methods; Trials and other evaluations;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Economics of Long-Term Care; Quasi-experimental methods;
Research interests

My aging and economics research interests encompass long-term care financing, intra-household decision-making, unpaid care, and home- and community-based services. I examine how family caregiving affects health care utilization, expenditures, health and work outcomes of care recipients and caregivers. I am also interested in understanding how best to support family caregivers to optimize caregiver and care recipient outcomes through direct and indirect policies and pragmatic trials.