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Zhanlian Feng Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Zhanlian Feng, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice with the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research at Brown University. His current research interests include racial segregation and disparities in US long-term care, and the growth of institutional elder care in China. A social demographer by training, he received his master's and doctoral degrees in sociology from Brown University.

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funded research

PI: Examining Recent Trends in the Use of Hospital Observation Stays among Medicare Beneficiaries and Its Impact, the Retirement Research Foundation (No. 2011-066), 7/1/11−6/30/12.

PI (subcontract), with Harvard Medical School, Selection and the Quality Impact of Nursing Home Ownership (1R01AG034179), 9/15/09−8/31/11 (prime PI: David Grabowski).

PI, Quality of Life Deficiencies in U.S. Nursing Homes, the Rhode Island Foundation Medical Research Grant (No. 20080304), 1/1/08−12/31/08.

Co-Investigator: The Emergence of Institutional Elder Care in China, NIH Fogarty International Center (R03TW008142), 9/1/08−4/30/11 (PI: Vincent Mor).