Melissa D Aldridge, PhD
Dr. Aldridge is a Professor and Vice-Chair for Research. She is a health services researcher focusing on quality and access to healthcare services for patients with serious illness and those at the end of life. Her body of work examines the impact of for-profit hospice ownership, size, and other organization-level features on the delivery of hospice care and access to hospice services. Her research expertise includes the use of large, national, population-based datasets including Medicare administrative and survey data. Dr. Aldridge leads the National Palliative Care Research Center's research methods technical assistance program and the Population Research and Effectiveness Core of Mount Sinai's Claude D. Pepper Center. Her formal research training includes a Ph.D. from Yale University's School of Public Health with emphasis in health economics, health policy, and statistical methods in health services research.