David Stevenson, Ph.D.

Health Policy
Vice Chair for Education
Health Policy
Director of Health Policy Education
Health Policy

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

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Long-term Care, End-of-life Care, Aging, Medicare


David Stevenson is currently a Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  Dr. Stevenson’s primary research interests are long-term care and end of life care.  His previous work has focused on a broad range of topics in these areas, including the evolution of Medicare’s hospice benefit, end-of-life care for Medicare Advantage enrollees, long-term-care financing options for the future, and the impact of Medicare Part D in the nursing home pharmacy sector.  He has worked in various research and policy settings, including the U.S. Public Health Service, the University of Washington School of Public Health, the Urban Institute, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, and Medstat. Dr. Stevenson currently serves as a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes.

Dr. Stevenson received a B.A. in religion from Oberlin College, a S.M. in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University.  His previous faculty appointment was in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, from 2004-2013.