Brystana Kaufman, MSPH, PhD
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health, Decision Sciences Minor, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill (May 2018)
Master of Science in Public Health, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill (May 2015)
Dr. Kaufman is a health services researcher focused on improving the value of care for older adults, particularly those with multiple chronic conditions. Balancing the costs, risks and benefits of interventions becomes more challenging as goals for care shift and costs escalate in the later stages of life. Her research evaluates patient outcomes and cost-effectiveness of value-based payment models and novel care strategies that impact seriously ill adults and their caregivers. Her expertise in quasi-experimental study designs and decision modeling are useful to mitigate selection bias in administrative data sources and to characterize uncertainty and heterogeneous effects in primary data.
Dr. Kaufman received her Master of Science in Public Health and PhD in Health Policy and Management from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the Department of Population Health Sciences, she completed a pre-doctoral fellowship at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and post-doctoral fellowship at the Margolis Center for Health Policy.