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Acute Care Policy Research

The Acute Care Policy Research Group (ACP), led by Dr. Brendan Carr, is home to a dynamic, interdisciplinary mix of researchers who work together to explore the intersection of care delivery and population health.  To date, the ACP group has primarily focused on using the acute care system as a window into population health.  The core work focuses on understanding the underlying drivers of variability in health outcomes and developing novel approaches to align incentives in order to improve health.

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Brendan Carr, MD MS

Brendan Carr, MD MS is Professor and System Chair of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He has a secondary appointment in the Department Population Health Science and Research. He has authored over 150 scientific manuscripts in leading journals, serves as a reviewer for over a dozen peer-reviewed journals, and acts as a decision editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine. He previously served as the Director of the Emergency Care Coordination Center and as Senior Advisor in the US Department of Health and Human Services. His research focuses on understanding how the organization of emergency care impacts outcomes in unplanned critical illness. Dr. Carr’s portfolio has been funded by grant support from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and various private foundations.

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