Distinguished Professor of Public Policy
Director, Center for State Health PolicyB.A., University of Wisconsin; Sc.D., Johns Hopkins University
- Center for State Health Policy
112 Paterson St, 5th floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
- (848) 932-4653
- Health care financing and delivery
- Health care policy
- Access to health services by low-income populations
Joel C. Cantor is a Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and the founding Director of the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Established 1999, the Center is a leader in health policy research and development nationally, with a special focus on informing policy in New Jersey. Dr. Cantor is published widely in the health services and policy literature on innovations in health service delivery and the regulation of private health insurance markets. He serves frequently as an advisor on health policy matters to New Jersey state government, and was the 2006 recipient of the Rutgers University President’s Award for Research in Service to New Jersey. Dr. Cantor also serves as a member of the executive committee of the Rutgers Institute for Health and co-leads the Community Health and Health Systems emerging signature area for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Prior to joining Rutgers in 1999, Dr. Cantor served as director of research at the United Hospital Fund of New York and director of evaluation research at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He received his doctorate in health policy and management from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health in 1988, and was elected a Fellow of AcademyHealth in 1996.
- Health Care Policy
Chapters in Books or Monographs
- 2014: Thompson FJ and Cantor JC, “Health Care Policy and Federalism.” In Health Policy and Politics, 5th Edition, Morone JA and Ehlke DC (eds.). Clifton Park, NY: Cengage Learning. 2014.
Articles in Refereed Journals
- 2017: Cantor JC and Koller M. “Payment Reform Comes to New Jersey.” MDAdvisor, 9(4): 19-22, 2016.
- 2017: DeLia D, Lloyd K, Feldman CA and Cantor JC. “Patterns of Emergency Department Use for Dental and Oral Health Care: Implications for Dental and Medical Care Coordination.” Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 76(1): 1-8, 2016.
- 2017: Chakravarty S and Cantor JC. “Informing the Design and Evaluation of Superuser Care Management Initiatives: Accounting for Regression-to-the-Mean.” Medical Care, 54(9): 860-867, 2016.
- 2017: Thompson FJ, Cantor JC and Farnham J. “Medicaid Long-Term Care: State Variation and the Intergovernmental Lobby.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 41(4): 763-780, 2016.
- 2017: Cantor JC and Monheit AC. “Reform of the Individual Insurance Market in New Jersey: Lessons for the Affordable Care Act.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 41(4): 781-801, 2016.
- 2016: Hempstead K and Cantor JC. “State Medicaid Expansion Status and Changes in Hospital Volume According to Payer.” New England Journal of Medicine, 374(2): 196-198, 2016.
- 2016: DeLia D, Wang HE, Kutzin J, Merlin M, Nova J, Lloyd K and Cantor JC. “Prehospital Transportation to Therapeutic Hypothermia Centers and Survival from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest.” BMC Health Services Research, 15(1): 533, 2015.
- 2015: Chakravarty S, Gaboda D, DeLia D, Cantor JC and Nova J. “Impact of Medicare Part D on Coverage, Access, and Disparities among
New Jersey Seniors.” Medical Care Research and Review, 72(2): 127-148, 2015.
- 2015: Cantor JC, Chakravarty S, Tong J, Yedidia MJ, Lontok O and DeLia D. “The New Jersey Medicaid ACO Demonstration Project: Seeking
Opportunities for Better Care and Lower Costs among Complex Low-Income Patients.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 39(6): 1185-
- 2014: Hempstead K, DeLia D, Cantor JC, Nguyen T and Brenner J. “The Fragmentation of Hospital Use among a Cohort of High Utilizers: Implications for Emerging Care Coordination Strategies for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions.” Medical Care, 52(3 Suppl 2): S67-S74, 2014.
- 2013: Cantor JC, Thompson FJ and Farnham J. “States’ Commitment to Medicaid Before the Affordable Care Act: Trends and Implications.” Inquiry, 50(1): 71-84, 2013.
- 2013: DeLia D, Hoover DR and Cantor JC. “Statistical Uncertainty in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.” Medicare & Medicaid Research Review, 2(4): E1-E16, 2012.
- 2013: Cantor JC, Monheit AC, DeLia D and Lloyd K. “Early Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage of Young Adults.” Health Services Research, 47(5): 1773-1790, 2012.
- 2013: DeLia D, Wang HE, Kutzin J, Merlin M and Cantor JC. “Post-Cardiac Arrest Therapeutic Hypothermia in New Jersey Hospitals: Analysis of Adoption and Implementation.” Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management, 2(2): 78-88, 2012.
- 2017: Cantor JC, Brownlee S and Chou J. Wide Differences in Perceptions of Well-Being in New Jersey Communities. 2016 Poll Brief, No. 1: New Jersey Health & Well-Being Poll. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2017.
- 2017: Gibbs L, Hawn Nelson A, Dalton E, Cantor JC, Shipp S and Jenkins D. IDS Governance: Setting Up for Ethical and Effective Use. Philadelphia, PA: Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, 2017.
- 2017: Michael M, Koller M, Cantor JC and Kumar N. The Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Enrollment in the NJ Individual Health Coverage Market: Reflections and Comments from Assisters and Brokers. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2016.
- 2017: Frishman R, Chou J, Koller M and Cantor JC. Improving Care for Complex Patients: Stories from Four Super-Utilizer Pilot Programs. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2016.2016: Thompson FJ and Cantor JC. The New Jersey Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Demonstration: Lessons from the Implementation Process. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2016.
- 2016: Cantor JC, Tallia AF, Koller M, DeLia D and Farnham J; for the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Working Group on Medicaid High Utilizers. Analysis and Recommendations for Medicaid High Utilizers in New Jersey. Newark, NJ: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, 2016.
- 2016: Cantor JC, Hudson S and Brownlee S. RBHS Community Health and Health Systems Emerging Signature Area: 2015 Faculty Web Survey. Newark, NJ: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, 2016.
- 2016: Yedidia MJ, Lontok O, Vaz S and Cantor JC. Addressing Challenges in Serving High-Needs Patients: Preliminary Findings from Interviews with Clinical and Administrative Staff of Six Pilot Programs. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, 2015.
Areas of Expertise: Health Policy