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Cost-Effectiveness of Aspirin Adherence for Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events. Djatche LM, Varga S, Lieberthal RD. PharmacoEconomics Open, 2018, ePublication ahead of print. doi: 10.1007/s41669-018-0075-2.


Evaluation of an Ongoing Diabetes Group Medical Visit: Participant Representativeness, Attendance, and OutcomesCunningham A, Delgado D, Jackson J, Crawford AG, Jabbour SA, Lieberthal RD, Diaz V, LaNoue M. , Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, March-April, 2018, 31(2) 279-281. doi: http://10.3122/jabfm.2018.02.170373.

Measuring the Cost of the Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Cost-Accounting ApproachLieberthal RD, Payton C, Sarfaty M, and Valko G. (2017). Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 40(4):327-338. doi: 10.1097/JAC.0000000000000196.

Exploring Variation in Transformation of Primary Care Practices to Patient-Centered Medical Homes: A Mixed Methods ApproachLieberthal RD, Karagiannis T, Bilheimer E, Verma M, Payton C, Sarfaty M, and Valko G. (2017). Population Health Management, 20(5):411-418. doi: 10.1089/pop.2016.0132. 

Hedging Medical Spending Growth: An Adaptive Expectations Approach. Lieberthal RD (2016). Applied Finance and Accounting, 2(2): 57-64. doi: 10.11114/afa.v2i2.1595. 

Group Learning With Wikipedia: A Structured ApproachLieberthal RD, McRae J, and Leon J (2016). MedEdPORTAL Publications, publication ID 10362. doi: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10362. 

Engaging Health Professionals in Health Economics: A Human Capital Informed Approach for Adults Learning Online. Lieberthal, RD and Leon, J (2015). Journal of Economic Education, 46(1): 45-55.

Mother of Invention: How the Government Created “Free-Market” Health Care (book review). Lieberthal, RD (2014). Journal of Risk and Insurance, 81(2):469-472.

What Are the Characteristics That Explain Hospital Quality? A Longitudinal Pridit Approach. Lieberthal, RD and Comer, DM (2014). Risk Management and Insurance Review, 17(1):17-35. (See press page for media coverage).

The Economics of Genomic Testing for Women with Breast CancerLieberthal, RD for the Jefferson Population Health Continuing Professional Education Collaborative (2013). American Journal of Managed Care, 19(12):1024-1031. (See press page for media coverage).

Analyzing the Health Care Cost Curve: A Case StudyLieberthal, RD (2013). Population Health Management,
16(5):341-348. (See this link for the online appendix).

Examples of How Health Insurance Exchanges Can Create Greater Value for Consumers: Lessons from Three Other Marketplaces. Lieberthal, RD, Sikirica, S, Farquhar, M, Saheba, L, and Legnini, M (2013). Health Management, Innovation and Policy, 1(4):49-60. (See press page for media coverage).

An Economic Model to Value Companion Diagnostics in Non-Small Cell Lung CancerLieberthal, RD, Dudash, K, Axelrod, R and Goldfarb, NI (2013). Personalized Medicine, 10(2):139–147.

Budget Impact Model: Epigenetic Assay Can Help Avoid Unnecessary Repeated Prostate Biopsies, and Reduce Healthcare SpendingAubry, W, Lieberthal, RD, Willis, A, Bagley, G, Willis SM and Layton, A (2013). American Health and Drug Benefits, 6(1):1524.

Hospital Quality: A PRIDIT Approach. Lieberthal, RD (2008). Health Services Research 43(3):988–1005.
(See this link for additional data on hospital quality)

How Risky Is Individual Health Insurance? Pauly, MV and Lieberthal, RD (2008). Health Affairs 27(3):w242-w249.

Grants and awards


2012 AcademyHealth Presidential Scholarship for New Health Services Researchers.

Current grants and contracts

Society of Actuaries (Ai, Principal investigator).

Completed grants and contracts

New Haven Pharmaceuticals (Whellan, Principal investigator).

AHRQ #1-R03-HS022630 (Valko, Principal investigator). 

AARP (Lieberthal, Principal investigator).

Society of Actuaries (Lieberthal, Principal investigator).

URAC (Lieberthal, Principal investigator).

MDxHealth (Lieberthal, Principal investigator).

Abbott Molecular, 2010-2012 (Lieberthal, Principal investigator).

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation (R36). Grant #1-R36-HS018835-01, 2010-2011 (Lieberthal, Principal investigator).

Covidien, 2009-2010 (Couto, Principal investigator).

Wharton School. Dean’s Fellowship for Fifth Year Doctoral Students, 2009-2010.

Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. Russell Ackoff Doctoral Student Award, 2007.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). National Research Service Award (NRSA) Pre-Doctoral Grant, 2005-2007 (Pauly, Principal investigator).


The Impact of Medical Spending Growth on Guaranteed Renewable Health Insurance. Lieberthal, RD (2011). University of Pennsylvania, Dissertations available from ProQuest. Paper AAI3463018.

Reports and Monographs

Evaluating Approaches for Adoption of Medical TechnologiesLieberthal, RD, Amos, T, and Lopatto, J. Report for the Society of Actuaries, April, 2014.

Validating the PRIDIT Method for Determining Hospital Quality with Outcomes DataLieberthal, RD, and Comer, DM. Report for the Society of Actuaries, March, 2013.

How Risky is Individual Health Insurance?. Pauly, MV and Lieberthal, RD. Report for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. May 14, 2007.

The Cost and Outcome Benefits of Treating Diabetes Type 2 as a Chronic Condition. Lieberthal, RD (2005). Society of Actuaries Monograph M-HB05-1, June 2005.

Professional writing

More on the Actuarial Implications of the Affordable Care Act. Casualty Actuarial Society Actuarial Review (2014). 

Introduction to Personalized Medicine. Population Health Matters (2013).

Getting Actuaries More Engaged in Population Health. Society of Actuaries' Health Watch (2011).

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