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Robert Burke

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA USA

Robert Burke

Robert Burke, MD, MS is the Associate Division Chief for Research in the Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Burke’s research seeks to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and long-term nursing home care for frail older adults. For example, he is leading a VA implementation science program center (the SAGE QUERI) seeking to implement evidence-based practices aligned with the “Age-Friendly Health System” model. He is also leading projects involving health policy and payment reform, including evaluating differences in post-acute care use between Medicare Advantage and fee-for-service beneficiaries and a project intended to help the VA build a high-value post-acute care network in skilled nursing facilities.

Dr. Burke was selected as a 2017-8 Health and Aging Policy fellow working with the Centers on Medicare and Medicaid Services on programs for dual-eligible populations. He matriculated from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed residency training in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. From 2011-2018, he served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado and as a hospitalist at the Denver VA Medical Center, completing a Masters degree in Clinical Sciences at the University of Colorado in 2015.


Countries United States;
Topics Attitudes and Expectations about Long-Term Care; Care in rural and other non-urban settings; Care innovations; Care integration/ coordination; Care outcomes; Care trajectories; Community-based LTC; Economics of LTC; Evaluation of LTC systems and services; Financing LTC; LTC Policy; New models of care; Outcome measurement in LTC; Research gaps and priorities in LTC;
Methods Analysis of administrative data; Causal inference in Long-Term Care; Data science and LTC research; Mixed methods; Practice-based approaches; Qualitative studies; Quantitative data analysis; Trials and other evaluations;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Economics of Long-Term Care; Quasi-experimental methods;