Dennis G. Shea

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Professor of Health Policy and Administration; Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Outreach, College of Health and Human Development

Contact Information

201 Henderson Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802

814-863-2901
814-865-1427

dgs4@psu.edu

www.hhdev.psu.edu/hpa/

Education

M.Phil., 1985, Economics, Jesus College, Cambridge University
M.A., 1987, Economics, Rutgers University
Ph.D., 1990, Economics, Rutgers University

Teaching Interests

Health economics; health policy.

Research Interests

Economics of aging; health economics; costs and use of long-term care, mental health care, physician services and prescription drugs among older persons; health insurance and Medicare policy.

Selected Publications

Kemper, P., Weaver, F., Short, P., Shea, D., & Kang, H. (2008) Meeting the Need for Personal Care among the Elderly: Does Medicaid Home Care Spending Matter? Health Services Research, 42:344-362

Shea, D., Terza, J., Stuart, B., Briesacher,B. (2007) Estimating the Effects of Prescription Drug Coverage Medicare Beneficiaries. Health Services Research, 42(3):933-949

Son, J., Erno, A., Shea, D., Femia, E., Zarit, S. Stephens, M. (2007) The Caregiver Stress Process and Health Outcomes. Journal of Aging and Health, 19(6):871-887.

Weech-Maldonado, R., Pringle, K., Shea, D. (2007) Long-Term Care Providers and their Perception of the External Environment: Rural versus Urban Differences. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 26(1):78-94

Stuart B, Simoni-Wastila L, Baysac F, Shaffer T, Shea D. (2006) Coverage and Use of Prescription Drugs in Nursing Homes: Implications for the Medicare Modernization Act. MedicalCare, Mar; 44(3):243-9.

Weech-Maldonado, R., Shea, D., Mor, V. (2006) The Relationship between Quality of Care and Costs in Nursing Homes. American Journal of Medical Quality, Jan-Feb; 21(1):40-48.

Davey, A., Femia, E., Zarit, S., Shea, D., Sundstrom, G., Berg, S., Smyer, M., Savla, J. (2005) Life on the Edge: Patterns of Formal and Informal Help to Older Adults in the United States and Sweden. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 60:S281-S288.

Briesacher, B., Limcangco R., Simoni-Wastila, L., Doshi, J. Levens, S., Shea, D., Stuart, B. (2005) The Quality of Antipsychotic Prescribing in Nursing Homes. Archives of Internal Medicine, 165:1280-1285.

Stuart B, Briesacher BA, Shea D., Cooper B, Baysac FS, Limcangco MR. (2005) Riding the Rollercoaster: The Ups and Downs in Out-of-Pocket Spending Under the Standard Medicare Drug Benefit. Health Affairs, Jul-Aug; 24(4):1022-31.

Kolanowski, A., Fick, D., Waller, J., and Shea, D. (2004) Spouses of Persons with Dementia: Their Healthcare Problems, Utilization, and Costs. Research in Nursing & Health, 27(5):296-306

Curriculum Vitae

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Strategic Themes

  • Contexts and Social Institutions
  • Health Care Systems