UNMC College of Public Health Grand Rounds
“New York State’s Cardiac Registries: History, Uses, Impact, and Limitations.”
Edward L. Hannan, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean Emeritus of Health Policy, Management and Behavior at the School of Public Health, State University of New York, University at Albany
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Dr. Hannan holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, and M.S. degrees in Operations Research and in Mathematics. He has previously taught quantitative methods in business schools and has served as the Director of the Bureau of Health Care Research of the New York State Department of Health.
For more than two decades, Dr. Hannan has been involved in the development and use of clinical and administrative databases for cardiac surgery, percutaneous coronary interventions, trauma care, carotid endarterectomy, cancer and hip fractures. These databases have been used to identify risk factors related to mortality and complications, to predict the occurrence of these adverse events, to examine access to care and appropriateness of care, and to assess provider performance after having adjusted for differences in the pre-procedural risk of patients.
Dr. Hannan has published more than 230 manuscripts in refereed journals on a variety of topics related to health services research and quantitative methods. These studies have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Medical Care, the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, the Journal of Trauma, Health Services Research, and numerous other journals.