Geoffrey J. Hoffman, PhD, MPH

Geoffrey Hoffman

Assistant Professor
Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership
Room 4352

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (734) 764-8248
Geoffrey Hoffman is accepting new PhD students.

Interests:

  • Older adults
  • Falls
  • Formal and informal caregiving
  • Hospital readmissions
  • Disparities in health and access to healthcare

Dr. Hoffman is a health services researcher with interests in older adult health. His research focuses on quality of care and policies affecting older adults. Specific interests include the prevalence of and outcomes associated with fall injuries, implications of informal and formal caregiving for older adult prevention and health, dyadic relationships between family caregivers and care recipients, and how pay-for-performance programs influence care patterns, injuries, and health outcomes for older adults and their caregivers. Dr. Hoffman's work has been published in leading journals such as JAMA Network Open, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Medical Care, Medical Care Research and Review, Health Services Research, and The Gerontologist.

Teaching

Dr. Hoffman teaches the nursing Ph.D. course on research methodology (HS852), which covers conceptual models and econometric specifications for health services research, and co-teaches a course on large U.S. datasets and data coding (HS807). He has frequently guest lectured on U.S. health care policy and financing to graduate-level students.

Affiliations / Service

  • Member, AcademyHealth, 2010-present
  • Member, American Public Health Association, 2010-present

Notable Awards / Honors

  • James G. Zimmer New Investigator Award from the Aging & Health Section of the American Public Health Association, 2017
  • Honorable Mention, James G. Zimmer New Investigator Award from the Aging & Health Section of the American Public Health Association, 2013
  • AcademyHealth Public Health Systems Research Scholarship, 2013

Education

  • Post-doc, University of Michigan School of Nursing, 2017
  • Ph.D., UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, 2015
  • MPH, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, 2008
  • BA, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 1994

Publication Highlights

  • Sukul D, Hoffman GJ, Nuliyalu U, et al. Association Between Medicare Policy Reforms and Changes in Hospitalized Medicare Beneficiaries' Severity of Illness. JAMA Network Open. 2019;2(5):e193290.

  • Hoffman GJ, Hsuan C, Braun T, Ponce N, “Heath Equity and Hospital Readmissions: Does Inclusion of Patient Functional and Social Complexity Improve Predictiveness?” Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2019;34(1):26-28.

  • Hoffman GJ, Shuman C, Montie M, Anderson C, Titler M, “Caregivers’ Views of Older Adult Fall Risk and Prevention during Hospital-to-Home Transitions.” Applied Nursing Research (in press).

  • Yakusheva O, Hoffman GJ, “A Reduction in Readmissions Results in Net Savings for Most Hospitals: An Examination of Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.”  Medical Care Research and Review (in press).

  • Hoffman GJ, Tilson S, Yakusheva O, “The Financial Impact of an Avoided Readmission for Teaching and Safety-Net Hospitals Under Medicare’s Hospital Readmission Reduction Program.”  Medical Care Research and Review (in press).

  • Hoffman GJ, Ha J, Alexander NB, Langa KM, Tinetti M, Min LC. Underreporting of Fall Injuries of Older Adults: Implications for Wellness Visit Fall Risk Screening. Journal of American Geriatrics Society. 2018;66(6):1195-1200.

  • Hoffman GJ, Hays RD, Wallace SP, Shapiro MF, Yakusheva O, Ettner SL. Receipt of Caregiving and Fall Risk in US Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Medical Care. 2016;55(4):371-378.

  • Hoffman, G. J., Hays, R. D., Shapiro, M. F., Wallace, S. P., & Ettner, S. L. (2016). The costs of fall-related injuries among older adults: Annual per-faller, service component, and patient out-of-pocket costs. Health Services Research. 2017;52: 1794-1816.

  • Hoffman, G. J., Hays, R. D., Shapiro, M. F., Wallace, S. P., & Ettner, S. L. (2016). Claims-based identification methods and the cost of fall-related injuries among US older adults. Medical Care. 54(7), 664-671.