Lacey Loomer, Ph.D.

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Professional Title
Assistant Professor of Health Care Management

Dr. Lacey Loomer is currently an Assistant Professor of Health Care Management, Department of Economics and Health Care Management, Labovitz School of Business and Economics, University of Minnesota Duluth. Her research focuses on long-term services and supports, rural health care, and Medicare payment policy. She enjoys teaching passionate undergraduates in the health care management program and is looking forward to watching them excel in health care leadership positions after graduation. She has published in outlets such as Journal of American Medical Association, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Journal of American Geriatrics Society. Her research has been featured in Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and WBUR.

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  • Brown University (2020), Ph.D. in Health Services Research with a concentration in Health Economics
  • Emory University (2016), M.S.P.H. in Health Services Research
  • Northeastern University (2014), B.A. in Economics, minor in Mathematics, summa cum laude

Research Interests

  • Long-term care, services and supports
  • Rural Health
  • Medicare payment policy

This faculty member is interested in working with students on research.

Courses Taught

  • Health Care Organization and Management
  • Health Care Finance
  • Long Term Care Policy and Management
  • Health Care Research and Analytics

Connect with Me

Selected Media

  • WBUR, “COVID-19 Hit Mass. Nursing Homes Hard – Especially Those Serving People of Color”, Article link
  • Wall Street Journal, “Fresh Data Shows Heavy Coronavirus Death Toll in Nursing Homes”, Article link
  • Forbes, “Two Strong Signals That A Nursing Home Is Likely To Have Covid-19: Its Location and The Race of Its Residents”, Article link

Selected Publications

  • Kosar CM, Loomer L, Thomas KS, White EM, Panagiotou OA, Rahman M. Association of Diagnosis Coding With Differences in Risk-Adjusted Short-term Mortality Between Critical Access and Non-Critical Access Hospitals. JAMA. 2020 Aug 4;324(5):481-487. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.9935. PMID: 32749490; PMCID: PMC7403917. Publication link
  • Abrams HR, Loomer L, Gandhi A, Grabowski DC. Characteristics of U.S. Nursing Homes with COVID-19 Cases. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Aug;68(8):1653-1656. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16661. Epub 20.20 Jul 7. PMID: 32484912; PMCID: PMC7300642. Publication link
  • Loomer L, Kosar CM, Meyers DJ, Thomas KS. Comparing Receipt of Prescribed Post-acute Home Health Care Between Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare Beneficiaries: an Observational Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Oct 13. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06282-3. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33051838. Publication link