Adam Atherly, PhD, MA

Visiting Professor, AUA Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH), Professor and Director, Center for Health Services Research, Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont

PhD, University of Minnesota
MA, University of Washington

Dr. Adam Atherly is the founding Director of the Center for Health Services Research at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, where he is also a Professor in the Department of General Medicine.  Dr. Atherly served previously as a professor of health systems, management, and policy at the Colorado School of Public Health, which he joined in 2009 as associate professor and founding chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management, and Policy. His previous academic appointments include associate professor at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and assistant professor at Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He holds a PhD in health services research, policy, and administration from the University of Minnesota and an MA in economics from the University of Washington.

Dr. Atherly’s research targets health economics, with a particular focus on healthcare spending and expenditure modeling, scale development and psychometric analysis, evaluation of efforts to improve quality of care and patient safety, and cost-effectiveness analysis. He has published more than 70 journal articles and book chapters and has presented at more than 75 national and international professional meetings. Since 2002, he has been consistently funded by agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.