Genna Cohen

Genna Cohen

  • Health Services Research
  • Health Information Technology
  • Program and Policy Evaluation
  • Primary Care Redesign and Transformation
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Mixed Methods
Focus Areas
  • Health
  • Delivery System Reforms
  • Medicare
About Genna

Genna Cohen’s research focuses on understanding the effects of health care delivery and payment reform efforts as well as the organizational determinants that shape provider success in responding to them. Her work centers on adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), particularly variations in how they are used within and across primary care practices, and patient-centered medical home transformation.

Cohen currently assesses the feasibility of EHR audit log data to measure clinician burden using EHRs. She leads the evaluation of health information technology vendor participation in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model and the evaluation of the effects of health information technology use on practice success in CPC+. She is a researcher for Mathematica’s Coordinating Center for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Comparative Health System Performance Initiative and also aids in Mathematica’s reports on proposed Physician-Focused Payment Models for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation.

Cohen’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Health Affairs, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. She holds a Ph.D. in health services organization and policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Key Projects
  • Coordinating Center for Comparative Health System Performance

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality created the Comparative Health System Performance Initiative to study how health care delivery systems promote evidence-based practices in delivering care and to understand the connections between the dissemination of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR),...