The Diffusion of Medical Procedures and Technology Working Group
Kimon Bekelis, M.D.
Kimon Bekelis is a neurosurgeon and an Instructor at The Dartmouth
Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He has been involved
in several projects focusing on outcome predictive modeling, resource
utilization, regional disparities, diffusion of innovation, intensity
of care, workforce allocation, medicolegal issues and cost. He has
developed two software applications on risk prediction, and has received
funding support from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the
Hitchcock Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr Bekelis
holds several leadership positions in organized medicine.
Zhenping Dong, M.S.
Zhenping Dong is an analyst and programmer at The Dartmouth Institute
for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. She performs data processing,
develops database programming and gets involved in web development.
She has extensive experience in working with Medicare data and website
Jon Skinner, Ph.D.
Jonathan Skinner is the James O. Freedman Presidential Professor in
Economics at Dartmouth College and a professor at the Geisel School
of Medicine’s Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. A
member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the IOM) and
the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), he is a former
editor-in-chief of the Journal of Human Resources. He is currently
PI of a National Institute on Aging Program Grant (P01) and an NIH
Common Fund U01 grant.