• Thematically, my research is motivated by how the quality/cost tradeoff is defined, operationalized, and implemented in healthcare. Methodologically, my work employs econometric and causal inference methods. Prior to joining the School of Health Professions, I also contributed to healthcare quality and patient safety projects at Johns Hopkins University and the World Health Organization.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2023 Neighborhood disadvantage, health status, and health care utilization after blood or marrow transplant: BMTSS reportBlood Advances.  7:293-301. 2023
    2023 Social risk adjustment in the hospital readmission reduction program: Pitfalls of peer grouping, measurement challenges, and potential solutionsHealth Services Research.  58:51-59. 2023
    2023 Changes in Health Care Access by Race, Income, and Medicaid Expansion during the COVID-19 PandemicMedical Care.  61:45-49. 2023
    2022 The University of Alabama at Birmingham COVID-19 Collaborative Outcomes Research Enterprise: Developing an institutional learning health system in response to the global pandemicLearning Health Systems.  6. 2022
    2022 Variation in Restrictive Abortion Policies and Adverse Birth Outcomes in the United States from 2005 to 2015Women's Health Issues.  32:103-113. 2022
    2022 Survival in the Real World: A National Analysis of Patients Treated for Early-Stage Breast CancerJco Oncology Practice.  18:E235-E249. 2022
    2021 Clinical trial representativeness and treatment intensity in a real-world sample of women with early stage breast cancerBreast Cancer Research and Treatment.  190:531-540. 2021
    2021 Racial/ethnic and educational inequities in restrictive abortion policy variation and adverse birth outcomes in the United StatesBMC Health Services Research.  21. 2021
    2021 Quantifying treatment preferences and their association with financial toxicity in women with breast cancerCancer.  127:449-457. 2021
    2021 Treatment Decision Making and Financial Toxicity in Women With Metastatic Breast CancerClinical Breast Cancer.  21:37-46. 2021
    2020 Oncologic services through project access and other safety net care coordination programsJco Oncology Practice.  16:E1489-E1498. 2020
    2020 Health Insurance Literacy and Financial Hardship in Women Living with Metastatic Breast CancerJco Oncology Practice.  16:E529-E537. 2020
    2018 Differential Impact of Hospital and Community Factors on Medicare Readmission PenaltiesHealth Services Research.  53:4416-4436. 2018
    2017 Time to Neurological Deterioration in Ischemic Stroke.Medical Student Research Journal.  4:18-24. 2017
    2016 Health expenditure concentration and characteristics of high-cost enrollees in CHIPInquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing.  53. 2016
    2013 Infections present on admission compared with hospital-acquired infections in acute ischemic stroke patientsJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.  22. 2013
    2013 Variation in surgical site infection monitoring and reporting by state.Journal for Healthcare Quality.  35:41-46. 2013
    2011 Variation in public reporting of central line-associated bloodstream infections by stateAmerican Journal of Medical Quality.  26:387-395. 2011
    2011 Commentary: Reducing diagnostic errors: Another role for checklists?Academic Medicine.  86:279-281. 2011


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    2012 Reducing medical errors and adverse events.  Ed. 63.  2012

    Full Name

  • Monica Aswani