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Bruce Kinosian, MD

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CHERP COIN Investigator

Staff physician, Home Based Primary Care, Philadelphia VAMC

Philadelphia Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Bruce Kinosian, MD is CHERP COIN Investigator and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kinosian's research has focused on the impact of clinical programs focused on frail elders in the community, and their ability to improve their quality of life. This has included developing community partnerships to integrate social and medical care, extend acute medical care into the home, and testing financing mechanisms that better align incentives for providers and patients.

Dr. Kinosian is a general internist/geriatrician with involvement among a broad group of researchers. He has produced influential cost-effectiveness analyses of interventions for cardiovascular disease in work spanning a decade; developed sophisticated, pioneering models for Alzheimer's disease using Grade of Membership techniques; and has been involved in economic evaluations of a range of clinical trials funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and its research arm, Health Services Research & Development (HSRD). He is currently principal investigator of a three-year project to produce a new long-term care planning model for the VA, an integrating endeavor that ties together data from the VA and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with national surveys spanning the past 20 years, as well as linking HSRD with VA's policy arm (Assistant Deputy Under-Secretary of Health's Office of Policy and Planning). For the past decade he has focused on clinical demonstration projects for community-based long-term care, exploring forms of "all-inclusive care" outside of the PACE model.

Dr. Kinosian received his BA degree in economics from Stanford University and his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco.

Page updated October 1, 2021

Research Areas
Aging Health Policy