Dr. Maciejewski is a Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine at Duke University and a Research Career Scientist in the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care at the Durham VA Medical Center. He also holds Adjunct Professor appointments in the Schools of Public Health and Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Maciejewski has research interests in four areas: 1) evaluation of surgical and behavioral interventions for the management of obesity and cardiometabolic conditions, 2) evaluation of cost-sharing changes on demand for medications and health services, 3) analysis of health care utilization and expenditures in experimental and quasi-experimental studies, and 4) methods for addressing unobserved confounding in observational studies. He has received funding from VA HSR&D, CMS, AHRQ, NIDA and the RWJ Foundation and has published over 170 papers. He was a member of the executive planning committee for the 2012 Annual Research Meeting, panel chair for Care of Chronic and Complex Patients Abstracts for the 2012 meeting, panel chair for Methods Abstracts for the 2015 meeting, and has served on the Methods Council and the HSR Editorial Board since 2016. Dr. Maciejewski received his BSFS from Georgetown University and his PhD from the University of Minnesota.

Read below as Dr. Maciejewski shares his experience as an AcademyHealth member...

I’ve been a member of AcademyHealth for 20 years, joining as a student at the University of Minnesota. Over the years, AcademyHealth conferences and membership have enabled me to build my professional network, stay connected with colleagues, broaden my interests, and learn what’s new in the field. As I’ve gone on in my career and developed experience, AcademyHealth has provided me opportunities to participate actively in the organization by serving on the ARM planning committee, chairing abstract review committees, leading a methods workshop, and serving as a career coach. AcademyHealth has much to offer as a member, and even more when you get involved as a steward as others have before you.

AcademyHealth is my primary academic community; it’s the primary venue in which I can disseminate my work to my colleagues and to key players in D.C. As an organization, AcademyHealth is unique in being an academic society that interacts closely with the health policy community. As a result, there are many opportunities to get access to policy makers and stakeholders on Capitol Hill, which creates the possibility of greater impact of your work. This advocacy component has helped me understand issues that policy maker’s care about and guided me in understanding where to invest time and effort in framing current research and developing future research.

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