Bios of Current Members
Orna Intrator, PhD
Dr. Intrator is an applied statistician and health services researcher. She is an assistant professor (research) of community health at the Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Dr. Intrator has also held a faculty position in the Statistics Department and directed the Laboratory of Applied Statistics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1993–1999).
Dr. Intrator's work has been funded by grants from the United States National Institute on Aging (NIA), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Israeli National Science Foundation, and the Israel National Institute for Health Care Policy and Research. Dr. Intrator has been studying the effect of nursing homes' organizational characteristics, nursing home markets and states' Medicaid nursing home policies on hospitalizations from nursing homes, particularly among the long-staying older-adult Medicare population. In an ongoing collaboration with Dr. Berg, Dr. Intrator has also been studying the delivery of post-acute services in nursing homes, characterizing residents' projected rehabilitation requirements and the relationship with facilities' ability to provide intensive rehabilitation.