Carrie Colla, PhD
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Level 5, WTRB
1 Medical Center DriveLebanon, New Hampshire, 03756
Work Phone: (603) 650-3521
Fellowship Year: (2017-2018)
Democratic Leader Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Discipline / Profession:
Economics/Health Economics, Health Services Research, Public Policy
Carrie Colla is a health economist and an associate professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine in Hanover, New Hampshire. Her research focuses on physician payment, health insurance markets, and insurance benefit design and is aimed at policies that will improve the quality, accessibility, and cost of health care. Colla teaches microeconomics and health policy at Dartmouth College. Much of Colla’s collaborative and investigator-initiated research focuses on examining health system performance and the effectiveness of payment and delivery system reforms, including accountable care organizations (ACOs). She has been the principal investigator for the annual National Survey of ACOs since its inception in 2012.
Colla’s work is funded by the National Institute on Aging, The Commonwealth Fund, the Donaghue Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She is a lead investigator at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Center of Excellence to Study High-Performing Health Care Systems at Dartmouth. She has worked on empirical studies involving the effects of changes in Medicare reimbursement for physicians and institutional providers (including accountable care payment reforms) on high-need, high-cost patients; prevalence and drivers of low-value health care services; costs, use, and outcomes of post-acute care; labor market effects of health insurance expansions; and employer health benefit choices under an employer mandate.
Colla received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her MA in economics and PhD in health policy (economics track) from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the past recipient of a SYNERGY Career Development Award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.