Edwin Wong, PhD

Edwin Wong, PhD

Dr. Wong is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services within the School of Public Health and a Core Investigator at the Center for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care within the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Dr. Wong is a health economist and health services research whose research focuses on four key areas: 1) understanding

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economic and policy factors influencing healthcare utilization and costs, 2) examining the economic implications of large-scale health system interventions, 3) assessing the economic burden of chronic disease and 4) developing novel methods applications to improve measurement of health system performance and the modeling of patient outcomes. Much of Dr. Wong’s research seeks to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of primary care delivery. This includes extensive work evaluating the economic and clinical effects of VA’s national implementation of the patient-centered medical home model.