Derek DeLia, PhD is an Associate Professor at the Bloustein School. He is a Health Economist with research interests in healthcare payment and delivery reform; Medicaid policy; the economics of hospitals and health centers; emergency medical care; healthcare access among the poor, uninsured, and minorities; social determinants of health; childhood obesity and the built environment; health insurance coverage; performance measurement in Accountable Care Organizations (ACO’s); healthcare markets; and market factors that affect access to limb salvage procedures for patients with severe chronic wounds. Dr. DeLia’s research is published in peer-reviewed journals such as Health Affairs, Health Services Research, Annals of Emergency Medicine, and Medical Care.
Dr. DeLia has been awarded more than $5.3 million in federal, state, & private research funding as Principal Investigator (PI) and has made substantial contributions to raising more than $18.8 million as a contributing co-Investigator. He has presented research and provided policy analysis for the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), and the NJ Dept of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS). He also served on the NJ Healthcare Access Study Commission and a Subcommittee of the Governor’s Commission on Rationalizing Health Care Resources. He has served on scientific review committees for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). In 2009, Dr. DeLia led the organization of a national research conference on the integration of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with broader health services research and health policy. In 2007, he served on a project for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (the Nation’s Report Card) to create standardized tests for high school economics. He has provided expert commentary on healthcare issues for NJN Public Television, National Public Radio, and several other media outlets including NJ101.5 and the Newark Star Ledger.
Previously, Dr. DeLia held research positions at the MedStar Health Research Institute, Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, and the United Hospital Fund of New York. He also taught Health Economics, Econometrics, and Statistics for the Rutgers Economics Department, Columbia University, New York University, and the City University of New York.
- Healthcare payment and delivery reform
- Federal and state health policy
- Performance measurement for accountable care organizations (ACOs)
- Shared savings arrangements
- Coordination of care for complex patients
- Emergency medical care
- Healthcare access
- Health insurance coverage
- Public Health Law and Ethics