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About Bill Wright, PhD

Bill J. Wright, Ph.D., is the director of CORE. Dr. Wright is a sociologist with a principal focus on survey design, and specializes in longitudinal research with low-income and vulnerable populations. His research focuses on the intersection between health policy, health systems design and the social determinants of health. Dr. Wright has led numerous studies of low-income Oregonians, and he is a principal investigator on the Oregon Health Study, the first-ever randomized trial on the effects of health insurance. His other research has examined cost sharing structures in Medicaid, the impact of continuity and churning in Medicaid, the impacts of accountable care health reform on outcomes for people served by Medicaid and the role of built and social environments as drivers of population health.

Positions

Present Executive Director of Health Care Transformation Research - Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE), Providence St. Joseph Health
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2015 - 2019 Regional Director, Center for Outcomes Research & Education, Providence St. Joseph Health
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2012 - 2015 Associate Director, Center for Outcomes Research & Education, Providence St. Joseph Health
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2002 - 2012 Research Scientist; Senior Scientist, Center for Outcomes Research & Education, Providence St. Joseph Health
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1999 - 2002 Research Analyst, Center for Outcomes Research & Education, Providence St. Joseph Health
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines



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Education

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BS, Black Hills State University
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MS, South Dakota State University
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PhD, South Dakota State University
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Research Works (50)