Shriram directs NORC’s Applied Health Economics program area. He has over 18 years of experience in health services research, policy analysis, and health care management. Shriram leads multidisciplinary teams to monitor and evaluate innovative approaches to health care delivery & payment.
Shriram focuses on studying the consequences and cost of healthcare, by applying rigorous quantitative methods to secondary and primary data. His expertise in program evaluation, outcomes research, and quality & efficiency measurement stem from over a decade of experience across multiple projects for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Shriram currently leads the quantitative evaluation of the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (REACH) models for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Previously he led the assessment of impacts for 41 Health Care Innovation Award grantees. In these evaluations, Shriram integrates innovative quasi-experimental study designs, with exhaustive data analytic methods, to provide important insights to decision makers on the success and scalability of proposed policies within the context of a complex healthcare system. Shriram has published in several peer-reviewed journals including Health Affairs, JAMA, Health Economics, and Medical Care.
Shriram’s research acumen was shaped by his formative experience in health systems management at tertiary care charity hospitals in India. His prior and concurrent work span a range of important areas for health care reform including alternate payment models for providers in community and hospital settings, impact of newer models of accountable care, delivery of community-based long-term care, exchange of health information via technology, and impact of innovative approaches to care for complex high-risk populations and patients with chronic conditions.
University of Minnesota
Loma Linda University
MSc & BSc
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning
opens in new tab"Association of a Care Coordination Model with Health Care Costs and Utilization: The Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-CHiP)."
Journal Article | December 27, 2018
opens in new tab"Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (NGACO) Model Evaluation: First Annual Report."
Report | September 12, 2018
opens in new tab"Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (NGACO) Model: Evaluation of Performance Year 1 (2016)."
Report | September 12, 2018
opens in new tab"Inappropriate Utilization in Fee-for-Service Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans."
Journal Article | January 19, 2018
opens in new tab"Two Innovative Cancer Care Programs Have Potential to Reduce Utilization and Spending."
Journal Article | October 10, 2017
Report | October 2, 2017
opens in new tab"Innovative Models for High-Risk Patients Use Care Coordination and Palliative Supports to Reduce End-of-Life Utilization and Spending."
Journal Article | September 14, 2017
opens in new tab"Innovative Oncology Care Models Improve End-Of-Life Quality, Reduce Utilization and Spending."
Journal Article | March 13, 2017