Hari Sharma, PhD

RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis

Phone: 319.384.4368
Email: hari-sharma@uiowa.edu

Health Management and Policy
University of Iowa
College of Public Health
Iowa City, IA 52242


Current Projects - (1)

  • Location and Characteristics of Nursing Homes in the Rural and Urban U.S.
    This project will examine rural and urban nursing home availability; assess the nursing home bed supply relative to the elderly population in rural and urban counties; summarize resident and nursing home characteristics; and analyze the relationship between the rural location of nursing homes and resident and nursing home characteristics.
    Research center: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
    Topics: Aging, Health services, Healthcare access, Healthcare financing, Long-term care, Medicare

Completed Projects - (1)

  • Rural Nursing Home Closures - Trends, Characteristics, and Impact on Access
    This project built a database of nursing home closures across rural and urban areas in the U.S. and evaluated the changes in access to post-acute and/or long-term care providers. It also described the differences in organizational, financial, and market characteristics between open vs. closed nursing homes in rural vs. urban areas.
    Research center: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
    Topics: Aging, Healthcare access, Long-term care, Medicare

Publications - (1)

2021