Thomas Croghan

Thomas Croghan

Senior Fellow
  • Mental health in primary care settings
  • Health care performance measurement
  • Economics of mental health treatments


Focus Areas
  • Health
  • Delivery System Reforms
About Thomas

Thomas Croghan, M.D., focuses on developing, testing, and implementing performance measures of outcomes, quality, and utilization of health services for inpatient, outpatient, and physician quality reporting programs.

His current work includes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ inpatient, outpatient, and physician quality reporting programs and the Eligible Provider Electronic Health Record Incentive Program. He has studied access, quality, and affordability of health and mental health services; integration of primary care and mental health services; disparities in access and quality of care; mental health policy; and pharmaceutical policy.

Croghan, who is adjunct professor of medicine and psychiatry at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, also served as senior natural scientist at the RAND Corporation and in various executive and research capacities at Eli Lilly and Company. He previously served on the faculties of the Indiana University Schools of Medicine, Public and Environmental Affairs, and Arts and Sciences, where he was associate director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research, and the University of Florida School of Medicine. Croghan is the recipient of an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, for his role studying culture and ethnicity in perceptions of health and health care.

Widely published in peer-reviewed journals, including Health Affairs, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, and the Milbank Quarterly, Croghan has served on Institute of Medicine committees and is a former member of the boards of directors of the Association for Health Services Research and the Coalition for Health Services Research. Board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, he practices primary care medicine at the Whitman-Walker Clinic. He holds an M.D. from West Virginia University School of Medicine.