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Kali Thomas

Johns Hopkins University

Kali Thomas

Kali S. Thomas is the Associate Director of Health Services Research in the Center for Equity in Aging. As a gerontologist, Dr. Thomas’ research focuses on identifying ways to improve the quality of life of older adults needing long-term services and supports (LTSS) through applied health services research. With funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institute on Aging, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and multiple foundations, she has led research projects examining the organization, delivery, and financing of LTSS to meet older adults’ medical and non-medical needs. Her research spans the LTSS continuum, ranging from in-home services to long-term care provided in institutional settings.


Countries United States;
Topics Access to care; Care in rural and other non-urban settings; Care outcomes; Care trajectories; Community-based LTC; Dementia care and support; End-of-life care and LTC; Financing LTC; Long term care subsidies; LTC Policy; LTC Systems; Outcome measurement in LTC; Person-centered care; Quality and accreditation for LTC services; Research gaps and priorities in LTC; Residential LTC services;
Methods Analysis of administrative data; Causal inference in Long-Term Care; Literature reviews and synthesis; Mixed methods; Policy analysis; Qualitative studies; Quasi-experimental methods; Trials and other evaluations;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Care home markets and regulation; Community-based approaches to dementia care; Economics of Long-Term Care; Quasi-experimental methods;