Portia Cornell is a investigator at Brown University and a Health Science Specialist at the Veterans Health Administration Medical Center in Providence, RI. Her research interests are in the economics of aging and the financing and quality of long-term care. Dr. Cornell uses quasi-experimental methods for comparative effectiveness, evaluation, and policy research. She studies research questions such as the following:
In previous work, Dr. Cornell has studied underwriting in the market for long-term care insurance. Her research has been published in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, including Health Services Research and Health Affairs.
Dr. Cornell received her Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University.