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Derek DeLia, Ph.D.
Center for State Health Policy
Research Professor
ddelia@ifh.rutgers.edu, (848) 932-4671


Derek DeLia (Ph.D., Cornell University) is a Research Professor at the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. He also teaches Health Economics and Econometrics in the Rutgers Economics Department. His research focuses on the economics of hospitals and health centers; emergency medical care; shared savings arrangements; performance measurement in accountable care organizations (ACO’s); health insurance coverage; and healthcare access. Dr. DeLia’s research is published in peer-reviewed journals such as Health Affairs, Annals of Emergency Medicine, and Health Services Research. He currently serves on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Health Systems & Value Research (HSVR) Study Section and has served on other scientific review committees for AHRQ, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Dr. DeLia has presented research and provided policy analysis for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), and the National ACO Summit as well as the NJ Department of Health (DOH) and the Medicaid Office in the NJ Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS). In 2009, Dr. DeLia led the organization of a national research conference on the integration of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with broader health services research and health policy. He also served on the NJ Healthcare Access Study Commission and a Subcommittee of the Governor's Commission on Rationalizing Health Care Resources. In 2007, he served on a project for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (the Nation’s Report Card) to create standardized tests for high school economics. Dr. DeLia has provided expert commentary on healthcare issues for NJN Public Television, National Public Radio, and several other media outlets including Modern Healthcare, NJ101.5 and the Newark Star Ledger. Previously, Dr. DeLia held a research position at the United Hospital Fund of New York and taught Health Economics and Statistics at Columbia University, New York University, and the City University of New York.



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