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Melanie E. Thomasson, MPH, Doctoral Candidate

email melanie.thomasson(at)

Ms. Thomasson is a doctoral candidate in the Health Systems and Services Research program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Her doctoral research focuses on medical and functional eligibility policies governing access to publicly funded home care in the United States. She is also the Director of Data at the Arkansas Hospital Association, where she analyzes and evaluates health systems trends and provides data, research, and policy analysis to hospitals in her state. Ms. Thomasson became an Associate interRAI Fellow in 2020 and is a member of the interRAI network of Integrated Care and Aging (iNICA).

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