Gerald Kominski, Ph.D.


Work Titles
CTSI Investigator, Evaluation Sciences
UCLA Professor, Health Policy and Management Professor, Health Policy and Managment, Health Equity
Education:
Degrees:
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1985
B.A., University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1974 - 1978

Contact Information:

Email Address:

kominski@ucla.edu


Fax Number:

310.794.2686

Work Phone Number:

310.794.2681

Mailing Address:

UCLA Pub Hlth-Hlth Policy & Mgmt | Cntr for Hlth Policy Res
BOX 957143, 61-254B CHS / 10960 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 1550
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Detailed Biography:

Gerald F. Kominski, Ph.D., is a Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Kominski’s current research focuses primarily on evaluating the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). His research interests throughout his career have focused more generally on evaluating the cost and policy impacts of health care programs and technologies, with a special emphasis on public insurance programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, and Workers’ Compensation.

Dr. Kominski joined the UCLA faculty in 1989, after spending three and one half years working for the congressional agency responsible for monitoring Medicare hospital payment policies, now known as the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). He received his Ph.D. in public policy analysis from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School in 1985, and his A.B. in chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1978. He is editor and co-author of the best-selling textbook, Changing the U.S. Health Care System: Key Issues in Health

Publications:

Gans Daphna, Kominski Gerald F, Roby Dylan H, Diamant Allison L, Chen Xiao, Lin Wenjiao, Hohe Nina   Better outcomes, lower costs: palliative care program reduces stress, costs of care for children with life-threatening conditions Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2012; 31(PB2012-3): 1-8.
Tsui Jennifer, Gee Gilbert C, Rodriguez Hector P, Kominski Gerald F, Glenn Beth A, Singhal Rita, Bastani Roshan   Exploring the Role of Neighborhood Socio-Demographic Factors on HPV Vaccine Initiation Among Low-Income, Ethnic Minority Girls Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health, 2012; .
Pourat Nadereh, Davis Anna C, Salce Erin, Hilberman Diana, Roby Dylan H, Kominski Gerald F   In ten California counties, notable progress in system integration within the safety net, although challenges remain Health affairs (Project Hope), 2012; 31(8): 1717-27.
Pourat Nadereh, Martinez Ana E, Kominski Gerald F   Californians newly eligible for Medi-Cal under health care reform Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2011; 31(PB2011-4): 1-7.
Zhou Feng, Kominski Gerald F, Qian Han-Zhu, Wang Jiansheng, Duan Song, Guo Zhiwei, Zhao Xinping   Expenditures for the care of HIV-infected patients in rural areas in China's antiretroviral therapy programs BMC medicine, 2011; 9(2): 6.
Meng Ying-Ying, Coffman Janet M, Ripps Jay C, Lee Chankyu, Kominski Gerald F   Financial impact of California's new law to increase HIV screening by mandating insurance coverage AIDS care, 2011; 23(2): 206-12.
Jacobs Ken, Graham-Squire Dave, Roby Dylan H, Kominski Gerald F, Kinane Christina M, Needleman Jack, Watson Greg, Gans Daphna   Proposed regulations could limit access to affordable health coverage for workers' children and family members Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2011; 1-11.
Pourat Nadereh, Kominski Gerald F, Nihalani Jas, Neiman Romni, Bolan Gail   The role of Medicaid managed care interventions in Chlamydia screening by physicians Sexually transmitted diseases, 2011; 38(4): 286-92.
Pourat Nadereh, Kinane Christina M, Kominski Gerald F   Who can participate in the California health benefit exchange? A profile of subsidy-eligible uninsured and individually insured Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2011; 31(PB2011-3): 1-8.
Meng Ying-Ying, Pourat Nadereh, Cosway Robert, Kominski Gerald F   Estimated cost impacts of law to expand coverage for self-management education to children with asthma in California The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma, 2010; 47(5): 581-6.
Roby Dylan H, Pourat Nadereh, Pirritano Matthew J, Vrungos Shelley M, Dajee Himmet, Castillo Dan, Kominski Gerald F   Impact of patient-centered medical home assignment on emergency room visits among uninsured patients in a county health system Medical care research and review : MCRR, 2010; 67(4): 412-30.
Chung Judith H, Phibbs Ciaran S, Boscardin W John, Kominski Gerald F, Ortega Alexander N, Needleman Jack   The effect of neonatal intensive care level and hospital volume on mortality of very low birth weight infants Medical care, 2010; 48(7): 635-44.
Roby Dylan H, Nicholson Gina L, Kominski Gerald F   African Americans in commercial HMOs more likely to delay prescription drugs and use the emergency room Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2009; 48(PB2009-7): 1-12.
Van Meijgaard Jeroen, Fielding Jonathan E, Kominski Gerald F   Assessing and forecasting population health: integrating knowledge and beliefs in a comprehensive framework Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974), 2009; 124(6): 778-89.
Rosenstock Linda, Silver Gillian B, Helsing Karen, Evashwick Connie, Katz Ruth, Klag Michael, Kominski Gerald, Richter Donna, Sumaya Ciro   Confronting the public health workforce crisis: ASPH statement on the public health workforce Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974), 2009; 123(3): 395-8.
Greengold Barbara, Nyamathi Adeline, Kominski Gerald, Wiley Dorothy, Lewis Mary Ann, Hodge Felicia, Singer Mendel, Spiegel Brennan   Cost-effectiveness analysis of behavioral interventions to improve vaccination compliance in homeless adults Vaccine, 2009; 27(5): 718-25.
Chen Judy Y, Swonger Sharon, Kominski Gerald, Liu Honghu, Lee Ji Eun, Diamant Allison   Cost-effectiveness of insuring the uninsured: the case of Korean American children Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making, 2009; 29(1): 51-60.
Roby Dylan H, Reifman Cori, Davis Anna, Diamant Allison L, Meng Ying-Ying, Kominski Gerald F, Kally Zina, Pourat Nadereh   Creation of safety-net-based provider networks under the California Health Care Coverage Initiative: interim findings Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2009; 47(PB2009-11): 1-16.
Pourat Nadereh, Reifman Cori, Roby Dylan H, Meng Ying-Ying, Diamant Allison L, Kominski Gerald F   Health coverage in the safety net: how California's coverage initiative is providing a medical home to low-income uninsured adults in ten counties, interim findings Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2009; 36(PB2009-6): 1-12.
Morisky Donald E, Kominski Gerald F, Afifi Abdelmonem A, Kotlerman Jenny B   The effects of a disease management program on self-reported health behaviors and health outcomes: evidence from the "Florida: a healthy state (FAHS)" Medicaid program Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 2009; 36(3): 505-17.
Kominski Gerald F, Pourat Nadereh, Roby Dylan H, Cameron Meghan E   Return to work and degree of recovery among injured workers in California's Workers' Compensation system Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2008; 50(3): 296-305.
Kominski Gerald F, Morisky Donald E, Afifi Abdelmonem A, Kotlerman Jenny B   The effect of disease management on utilization of services by race/ethnicity: evidence from the Florida Medicaid program The American journal of managed care, 2008; 14(3): 168-72.
Kominski Gerald F, Varon Sepideh Farivar, Morisky Donald E, Malotte C Kevin, Ebin Vicki J, Coly Astou, Chiao Chi   Costs and cost-effectiveness of adolescent compliance with treatment for latent tuberculosis infection: results from a randomized trial The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2007; 40(1): 61-8.
Kominski Gerald F, Jacobs Ken, Capozza Korey, Roby Dylan H, Kominski Gerald F, Brown E Richard   Health coverage expansion in California: what can consumers afford to spend? Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2007; 48(PB2009-7): 1-7.
Afifi Abdelmonem A, Morisky Donald E, Kominski Gerald F, Kotlerman Jenny B   Impact of disease management on health care utilization: evidence from the "Florida: A Healthy State (FAHS)" Medicaid Program Preventive medicine, 2007; 44(6): 547-53.
Roby Dylan H, Kominski Gerald F, Cameron Meghan E   Improving access through health insurance coverage and safety net expansion: a review of the literature Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2007; 49(PB2007-10): 1-6.
Pourat Nadereh, Kominski Gerald, Roby Dylan, Cameron Meghan   Physician perceptions of access to quality care in California's workers' compensation system Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2007; 49(6): 618-25.
Pourat Nadereh, Kominski Gerald, Roby Dylan, Cameron Meghan   Satisfaction with care and perceptions of quality among injured workers in California's Workers' Compensation system Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2007; 49(11): 1249-56.
Hurwitz Eric L, Morgenstern Hal, Kominski Gerald F, Yu Fei, Chiang Lu-May   A randomized trial of chiropractic and medical care for patients with low back pain: eighteen-month follow-up outcomes from the UCLA low back pain study Spine, 2006; 31(6): 611-21; discussion 622.
Soohoo Nelson Fong, Vyas Shail, Manunga Jesse, Sharifi Husham, Kominski Gerald, Lieberman Jay R   Cost-effectiveness analysis of core decompression The Journal of arthroplasty, 2006; 21(5): 670-81.
Soohoo Nelson F, Sharifi Husham, Kominski Gerald, Lieberman Jay R   Cost-effectiveness analysis of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty as an alternative to total knee arthroplasty for unicompartmental osteoarthritis The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 2006; 88(9): 1975-82.
FitzGerald John D, Mangione Carol M, Boscardin John, Kominski Gerald, Hahn Bevra, Ettner Susan L   Impact of changes in Medicare Home Health care reimbursement on month-to-month Home Health utilization between 1996 and 2001 for a national sample of patients undergoing orthopedic procedures Medical care, 2006; 44(9): 870-8.
Kominski Gerald F, Reifman Cori, Cameron Meghan E, Roby Dylan H   Language barriers pose a risk for California HMO enrollees Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2006; 41(PB2006-1): 1-4.
Kominski Gerald F, Ripps Jay C, Laugesen Miriam J, Cosway Robert G, Pourat Nadereh   The California Cost and Coverage Model: analyses of the financial impacts of benefit mandates for the California legislature Health services research, 2006; 41(3 Pt 2): 1027-44.
Berman Barbara A, Kominski Gerald F   The UCLA tobacco control program Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974), 2006; 121(5): 515-20.
Kominski Gerald F, Roby Dylan H, Kincheloe Jennifer R   Cost of insuring California's uninsured Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2005; 43(PB2005-5): 1-6.
Heslin Kevin C, Andersen Ronald M, Ettner Susan L, Kominski Gerald F, Belin Thomas R, Morgenstern Hal, Cunningham William E   Do specialist self-referral insurance policies improve access to HIV-experienced physicians as a regular source of care? Medical care research and review : MCRR, 2005; 62(5): 583-600.
Kominski Gerald F, Heslin Kevin C, Morgenstern Hal, Hurwitz Eric L, Harber Philip I   Economic evaluation of four treatments for low-back pain: results from a randomized controlled trial Medical care, 2005; 43(5): 428-35.
Cole Brian L, Shimkhada Riti, Fielding Jonathan E, Kominski Gerald, Morgenstern Hal   Methodologies for realizing the potential of health impact assessment American journal of preventive medicine, 2005; 28(4): 382-9.
Kominski Gerald F, Roby Dylan H, Mostovskaya Natalya   More than half of Californians in HMOs are overweight or obese Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2005; 59(PB2005-7): 1-7.
Cole Brian L, Shimkhada Riti, Morgenstern Hal, Kominski Gerald, Fielding Jonathan E, Wu Sheng   Projected health impact of the Los Angeles City living wage ordinance Journal of epidemiology and community health, 2005; 59(8): 645-50.
Kominski Gerald F   California's hospitals Health affairs (Project Hope), 2004; 21(2): 300.
SooHoo Nelson F, Kominski Gerald   Cost-effectiveness analysis of total ankle arthroplasty The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 2004; 86-A(11): 2446-55.
Kominski Gerald F, Roby Dylan H   Estimating the cost of caring for California's uninsured Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2004; 62(PB2004-2): 1-4.
Cole Brian L, Wilhelm Michelle, Long Peter V, Fielding Jonathan E, Kominski Gerald, Morgenstern Hal   Prospects for health impact assessment in the United States: new and improved environmental impact assessment or something different? Journal of health politics, policy and law, 2004; 29(6): 1153-86.
Morisky Donald E, Ebin Vicki J, Malotte C Kevin, Coly Astou, Kominski Gerald   Assessment of tuberculosis treatment completion in an ethnically diverse population using two data sources. Implications for treatment interventions Evaluation & the health professions, 2003; 26(1): 43-58.
Kominski Gerald F, Glik Deborah, Reifman Cori   California's HMO enrollees: diversity in language and education poses challenges for health plans Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2003; 86-A(PB2003-2): 1-8.
Kominski GF, Davidson P, Keeler CL, Razack N, Beccera L, Sen R   Profile of California?s HMO Enrollees: Findings from the 2001 California Health Interview Survey, , 2003; .
Hurwitz Eric L, Morgenstern Hal, Harber Philip, Kominski Gerald F, Yu Fei, Adams Alan H   A randomized trial of chiropractic manipulation and mobilization for patients with neck pain: clinical outcomes from the UCLA neck-pain study American journal of public health, 2002; 92(10): 1634-41.
Hurwitz Eric L, Morgenstern Hal, Harber Philip, Kominski Gerald F, Belin Thomas R, Yu Fei, Adams Alan H, Adams Alan H   A randomized trial of medical care with and without physical therapy and chiropractic care with and without physical modalities for patients with low back pain: 6-month follow-up outcomes from the UCLA low back pain study Spine, 2002; 27(20): 2193-204.
Kominski Gerald F, Simon Paul A, Ho Alex, Luck Jeffrey, Lim Yee-Wei, Fielding Jonathan E   Assessing the burden of disease and injury in Los Angeles County using disability-adjusted life years Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974), 2002; 117(2): 185-91.
Kominski GF   California Hospital Outcomes Project: Report on Health Attack Outcomes in California, 1994-1996, California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, 2002; 1-4: .
Hertzman-Miller Ruth P, Morgenstern Hal, Hurwitz Eric L, Yu Fei, Adams Alan H, Harber Philip, Kominski Gerald F   Comparing the satisfaction of low back pain patients randomized to receive medical or chiropractic care: results from the UCLA low-back pain study American journal of public health, 2002; 92(10): 1628-33.
Hurwitz Eric L, Morgenstern Hal, Harber Philip, Kominski Gerald F, Belin Thomas R, Yu Fei, Adams Alan H, Kominsky Gerald F   Second Prize: The effectiveness of physical modalities among patients with low back pain randomized to chiropractic care: findings from the UCLA low back pain study Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics, 2002; 25(1): 10-20.
Rice Thomas, Snyder Rani E, Kominski Gerald, Pourat Nadereh   Who switches from Medigap to Medicare HMOs? Health services research, 2002; 37(2): 273-90.
Kominski GF, Andersen R, Bastani R, Gould R, Hackman C, Huang D, Jarvik L, Maxwell A, Moye J, Olsen E, Rohrbaugh R, Rosansky J, Taylor S, Van Stone W   UPBEAT Collaborative. UPBEAT: The impact of a psychogeriatric intervention in VA medical centers, Medical Care , 2001; 39(5): 500-512.
Shen Joannie, Andersen Ronald, Brook Robert, Kominski Gerald, Albert Paul S, Wenger Neil   The effects of payment method on clinical decision-making: physician responses to clinical scenarios Medical care, 2004; 42(3): 297-302.
Ko Clifford Y, Chang John T, Chaudhry Saima, Kominski Gerald   Are high-volume surgeons and hospitals the most important predictors of in-hospital outcome for colon cancer resection? Surgery, 2002; 132(2): 268-73.
Tsui Jennifer, Rodriguez Hector P, Gee Gilbert C, Escobedo Loraine A, Kominski Gerald F, Bastani Roshan   Are HPV vaccination services accessible to high-risk communities? A spatial analysis of HPV-associated cancer and Chlamydia rates and safety-net clinics Cancer causes & control : CCC, 2013; 24(12): 2089-98.
Gidwani Risha, Goetz Matthew Bidwell, Kominski Gerald, Asch Steven, Mattocks Kristin, Samet Jeffrey H, Justice Amy, Gandhi Neel, Needleman Jack   A budget impact analysis of rapid human immunodeficiency virus screening in Veterans Administration emergency departments The Journal of emergency medicine, 2012; 42(6): 719-26.
Banta Jim E, Andersen Ronald M, Young Alexander S, Kominski Gerald, Cunningham William E   Psychiatric comorbidity and mortality among veterans hospitalized for congestive heart failure Military medicine, 2010; 175(10): 732-41.
Jones Audrey L, Cochran Susan D, Leibowitz Arleen, Wells Kenneth B, Kominski Gerald, Mays Vickie M   Usual Primary Care Provider Characteristics of a Patient-Centered Medical Home and Mental Health Service Use Journal of general internal medicine, 2015; 30(12): 1828-36.
Gans Daphna, Hadler Max W, Chen Xiao, Wu Shang-Hua, Dimand Robert, Abramson Jill M, Ferrell Betty, Diamant Allison L, Kominski Gerald F   Cost Analysis and Policy Implications of a Pediatric Palliative Care Program Journal of pain and symptom management, 2016; 52(3): 329-35.
Pourat Nadereh, Davis Anna C, Chen Xiao, Vrungos Shelley, Kominski Gerald F   In California, Primary Care Continuity Was Associated With Reduced Emergency Department Use And Fewer Hospitalizations Health affairs (Project Hope), 2015; 34(7): 1113-20.
Sorensen Andrea, Nonzee Narissa J, Kominski Gerald F   Public Funds Account for Over 70 Percent of Health Care Spending in California Policy brief (UCLA Center for Health Policy Research), 2016; 52(PB2016-6): 1-6.
Roby Dylan H, Jacobs Ken, Kertzner Alex E, Kominski Gerald F   The California Health Policy Research Program - supporting policy making through evidence and responsive research Journal of health politics, policy and law, 2014; 39(4): 887-900.
Meng Ying-Ying, Diamant Allison, Jones Jenna, Lin Wenjiao, Chen Xiao, Wu Shang-Hua, Pourat Nadereh, Roby Dylan, Kominski Gerald F   Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Care and Impact of Vendor-Based Disease Management Programs Diabetes care, 2016; 39(5): 743-9.
Davis Anna C, Watson Greg, Pourat Nadereh, Kominski Gerald F, Roby Dylan H   Disparities in CD4+ T-Lymphocyte Monitoring Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Positive Medicaid Beneficiaries: Evidence of Differential Treatment at the Point of Care Open forum infectious diseases, 2014; 1(2): 042.
Labovitz Jonathan M, Kominski Gerald F   Forecasting the Value of Podiatric Medical Care in Newly Insured Diabetic Patients During Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in California Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 2016; 106(3): 163-71.
Kominski Gerald F, Nonzee Narissa J, Sorensen Andrea   The Affordable Care Act's Impacts on Access to Insurance and Health Care for Low-Income Populations Annual review of public health, 2017; 38(PB2017-2): 489-505.

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