Research InterestsDr. Maeng's research interests focus on the issues of healthcare delivery, quality, and patient outcomes. The goal is to identify effective interventions, strategies, and innovations that will improve healthcare quality while controlling the cost. In particular, he specializes in using large observational data sets, such as electronic medical records and claims data, to evaluate the effects of quality improvement initiatives and interventions that are designed to influence the behaviors of healthcare providers as well as patients. He is also interested in developing complex statistical models for establishing causal inferences from non-experimental research settings. As a part of his ongoing research projects, Dr. Maeng has performed both quantitative and qualitative analyses to examine the impacts of community-level interventions that aim to align the incentives of the key stakeholders within the healthcare sector.
- Maeng D.D., Han J.J., Fitzpatrick M.H., Boscarino J.A. Patterns of Health Care Utilization and Cost before and after Opioid Overdose: Findings from 10-Year Longitudinal Health Plan Claims Data. Subst Abuse Rehabil. 2017;8:57-67.
- Maeng D.D., Graboski A., Allison P.L., Fisher D.Y., Bulger J.B. Impact of a Value-Based Insurance Design for Physical Therapy to Treat Back Pain on Care Utilization and Cost. J Pain Res. 2017;10:1337-46.
- Maeng D.D., Snyder S.R., Davis T.W., Tomcavage J.F. Impact of a Complex Care Management Model on Cost and Utilization among Adolescents and Young Adults with Special Care and Health Needs. Popul Health Manag. 2017 Mar 24. [Epub ahead of print]
- Maeng D.D., Tom L.A., Wright E.A. Patient Characteristics and Healthcare Utilization Patterns Associated with Unused Medications among Medicare Patients. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2016 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print]
- Maeng D.D., Hao J., Bulger J.B. Patterns of Multiple Emergency Department Visits: Do Primary Care Physicians Matter? Perm J. 2017;21. Epub 2017 Mar 15.