Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Medical School.
Ph.D., Economics, Wayne State University
Elham Mahmoudi, PhD, joined the Plastic Surgery Section of the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan as an Assistant Research Professor in July, 2014. Prior to serving in the Department of Surgery, Dr. Mahmoudi was a postdoctoral research fellow (2012-2014) in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, at the University of Michigan. She earned her PhD from Wayne State University, in Economics in August 2012 and has an extensive amount of training in research methodology and large database analysis. Dr. Mahmoudi is an expert in health economics and had worked as a data analyst in the financial sector for many years. Her research interests include evaluating healthcare policies, reducing disparities in access to quality healthcare, and optimizing care management for patients with multiple chronic conditions.
Select Aging Publications
Mahmoudi, Elham. 2018. "Insurance Expansions to Cover Hearing Aids." The Hearing Journal, 71(8): 6.
Mahmoudi, Elham, Philip Zazove, Michelle Meade, and Michael M. McKee. 2018. "Association Between Hearing Aid Use and Health Care Use and Cost Among Older Adults With Hearing Loss." JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 144(6): 498-505.
Mahmoudi, Elham, S. Malay, B.L. Maroukis, T. Sarsour, and K.C. Chung. Forthcoming. "The Application of Medicare Data for Musculoskeletal Research in the United States: A Systematic Review." The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Mahmoudi, Elham, F. Yuan, M.E. Lark, O. Aliu, and K.C. Chung. 2016. "Medicare Spending and Evidence-Based Approach in Surgical Treatment of Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Arthritis: 2001 to 2010." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 137(6): 980E-989E.
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