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Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Calcutta, India, Economics (Honors); Minored in Mathematics and Statistics,, B.Sc
Wayne State University, Michigan, Economics, MA
Wayne State University, Michigan, Economics (special focus in Health Economics), PhD
Dr. Roy's research focuses on the intersection of health services research and gerontology. Her academic background in statistical methods and economics allows her to apply a wide range of analytical and econometric methods to answer policy-relevant questions that are clinically applicable to healthcare in the aging population.
Dr. Roy presently serves as a co-investigator for an AHRQ R01 grant, which aims to investigate the impact of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans on the utilization and results of post-acute care. This research holds significance due to the fact that nearly half of all Medicare beneficiaries are currently enrolled in MA plans. Furthermore, nearly half of these beneficiaries utilize post-acute care subsequent to their hospitalization. Unfortunately, while post-acute care is a substantial contributor to high healthcare expenses, it frequently leads to unfavorable outcomes. The outcomes of this study will furnish valuable insights into modifying practices within MA and Medicare fee-for-service, ultimately contributing to the establishment of optimal post-acute care protocols.
Fellowships and awards:
- Community Campus Partnership Support award, 2023 - 2024
- GSA Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance Workshop Diversity Fellow Award, 2022
- Visiting Scholar at Centre for Large Data Research, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 2019
- Principal Investigator, Effects of the Great Recession on Older U.S. Workers and Their Compensation, Including Fringe Benefits, 0024.91. BCBSM Foundation, $3,000.
- Thomas C Rumble Fellowship, Wayne State University (merit-based award), 2012 - 2013
- Institute of Gerontology, Pre-Doctoral Training Fellowship, Wayne State University,2016-2019
- Mendelson Award for best research paper, 2018
- Nancy Barett Award for best research paper, 2019
Current research grants:
- Co-Investigator, Burke (PI), Use of Post-Acute Care and Outcomes Among Medicare Advantage and Fee-For-Service Beneficiaries, R01 HS027600
- Co-PI, Small grant sponsored by NARBHA institute, Evaluating Pyx App for Improving Health, and Health Equity among Northern Arizona Residents with Severe Mental Illness
- Health Services Research in Aging
- Health Disparities Research
- Health Economics
- Healthy Aging
- Econometrics and Causal Inference Methods
- Health Policy Implications
- Medicare Population
Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=-S8nRnAAAAAJ&hl=en
Roy, I., Karmarkar, A., Lininger M., Jain T., Kumar, A. (2022). Participation in Value-Based Programs is Associated with Timely Initiation of Home Health, Resulting in Better Outcomes. Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal. Manuscript PTJ-2022-0674 (Accepted, Selected for Editor's choice)
Rivera-Hernandez, M., Kumar, A., Roy, I., Fashaw-Walters, S., & Baldwin, J. A. (2021). Quality of Care and Outcomes Among a Diverse Group of Long-Term Care Residents with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias. Journal of Aging and Health. https://doi.org/10.1177/08982643211043319
Bosch, P. R., Karmarkar, A. M., Roy, I., Fehnel, C. R., Burke, R. E., & Kumar, A. (2022). Association of Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligibility and Race and Ethnicity With Ischemic Stroke Severity. JAMA network open, 5(3), e224596-e224596.
Kumar, A., Roy, I., Bosch, P.R. et al. Medicare Claim-Based National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale to Predict 30-Day Mortality and Hospital Readmission. J GEN INTERN MED (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-021-07162-0
Karmarkar, A. M., Roy, I.,, Rivera-Hernandez, M., Shaibi, S., Baldwin, J. A., Lane, T., ... & Kumar, A. (2023). Examining the role of race and quality of home health agencies in delayed initiation of home health services for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD). Alzheimer's & Dementia.
Kumar, A., Roy, I., Karmarkar, A. M., Erler, K. S., Rudolph, J. L., Baldwin, J. A., & Rivera-Hernandez, M. (2021). Shifting US patterns of COVID-19 mortality by race and ethnicity from June-December 2020. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 22(5), 966-970.