Laura Panattoni, Ph.D.
Laura Panattoni, Ph.D., is a Research Economist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute (PAMFRI). Dr. Panattoni's research focuses on the evaluation of primary care redesign initiatives, developing new costing methodology, and patient and provider interaction with health information technology. She is currently leading a study of a new primary care based team model for treating patients with multiple chronic conditions and an activity-based costing of primary care transformation at PAMF, along with conducting studies assessing the impact of secure messaging and automatic lab ordering on service utilization.
Prior to joining PAMFRI in 2012, Dr. Panattoni was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Economics at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. There she led studies investigating the cost-effectiveness of genetic testing, estimating the demand for public versus private secondary care, and assessing the private market characteristics of specialist fees for low volume procedures. Her previous US-related research includes estimating the financial impact of “Paragraph IV” patent infringement decisions on brand drug pharmaceutical firms.
Dr. Panattoni holds a Doctorate and Master degree in Social Sciences (economics concentration) from the California Institute of Technology, and a BS degree in economics from Duke University.
She is also a recipient of the 2014 HMORN Early Career Investigator Award.
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