B.A, Economics, University of Colorado
M.Sc., Epidemiology, University of Toronto
Jeanne Wishengrad is a Research Analyst at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. Ms. Wishengrad has a M.Sc. in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto. She has a background in the analysis of large claims databases, including; Medicare, the Dept. of Defense Health Care System (Tricare), and the Province of Saskatchewan Health Services Data. She is currently working on the analysis of NH Medicaid and commercial claims data related to the provision of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Prior to her work at UNH she worked at Boston Medical Center where she focused on risk adjustment modelling using claims data. In addition she was part of the federally funded RedDAC team (Research Data Assistance Center) with which she planned, produced and instructed workshops on the use of Medicare data and statistical methodology. In addition she consulted for the Health Care Financing Administration’s (now CMS) Office of Strategic Planning on their production of their annual Statistical Supplement, and the production of program statistics in other areas. Ms. Wishengrad has also worked with many other types of large databases including the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, the US Renal Data System and the National Breast Screening Study (Canada). She has designed and implemented a multinational clinical trial pilot, and has collaborated in the production of several cost-effectiveness models for hypertensive medications. In addition, Ms. Wishengrad has studied mortality and morbidity following heart attack, congestive heart failure, and chronic renal disease; as well as the use of mammography in the community setting and the role of numeracy and literacy; and the administrative costs of Institutional Review Boards.