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 - (2)

  • 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
  • Rural-Urban Differences in Performance of Clinicians Participating in MIPS
    This project will use quantitative methods to compare MIPS performance and reported measures for clinicians working in rural and urban areas, overall, and by practice size; evaluate differences in spending per beneficiary, overall, and stratified by drugs and medical services for rural and urban clinicians participating in MIPS; and compare MIPS performance and spending for clinicians serving a large proportion of racial/ethnic minorities in rural and urban areas.
    Research center: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
    Topics: Health disparities and health equity, Healthcare financing, Physicians, Quality

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