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Ayse Akincigil, Ph.D.
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

aakinci@rci.rutgers.edu, (848) 932-5348

Dr. Ayse Akincigil is an associate professor at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research and the Rutgers School of Social Work. She received her Ph.D. in Economics in 2004 and has been an affiliate of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research in various capacities since 1998. Her research addresses the problems that lead to inadequate access to health care as well as inferior care quality for traditionally vulnerable populations, including the elderly and individuals with mental illness. She has over fifteen years of experience in developing utilization, performance, and quality measures, analyzing health care systems, with the objective to inform policy and creating incentives to improve health care quality and access. She focuses on the conditions that have the largest burden of disease and societal costs, such as depression, tobacco addiction, heart attack, and HIV/AIDS. She is experienced in working with large administrative data from Medicare, Medicaid, commercial health plans, and national longitudinal surveys.

Her publications have appeared in journals from various disciplines, including the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Medical Care, Psychiatric Services, AIDS & Behavior, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Social Work in Health Care. Dr. Akincigil teaches research design, measurement testing and validation, and econometrics at the graduate level. Her professional service includes contributing to the federal peer-review process for NIMH and ad-hoc review academic journals as well as mentoring doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers.


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