Todd Gilmer, PhD is Professor of Health Economics, Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, and Chief of Division of Health Policy in the Department of Family Medicine And Public Health at the University of California, San Diego. His research has focused on three areas: health insurance/risk adjustment, cost-effectiveness of diabetes care, and mental health services. Dr. Gilmer specializes in research design and data analysis, the use of large data sets including those from Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial health plans, national surveys and census data, and mixed data sets that combine epidemiological data with health insurance claims, and the evaluation of community based interventions to improve chronic disease care to low-income populations. His ongoing research investigates geographic variations in Medicaid expenditures, the relationship between the organization and financing of mental health services and the resulting quality and costs of care, and the cost-effectiveness of chronic care management programs. Dr. Gilmer has also developed or co-developed diagnostic and pharmacy based models to adjust health insurance premium payments to health plans enrolling Medicaid and Medicare enrollees, and is active is assisting state Medicaid programs with implementation of these models.
Professor, University of CA - San Diego