Lori Ann Post

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Lori Ann Post, PhD is the Buehler Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Social Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine. She is the inaugural Director of the Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics. She moved from Michigan State (Assistant Prof and Research Dean), Yale University (Associate Prof and Research Director, Research Section Chief), and now full professor and center director at Northwestern University. She did her dissertation (Applied Demography) indirectly estimating the invisible population of elderly women being abused and exploited, funded by CDC. She was funded by the Center for Medicare to develop a background check system to vet the healthcare workforce for persons in long-term care. The state of Michigan is the only pilot state still using the system. Dr. Post wrote the legislation for “Best Practices” in background checks for the Affordable Healthcare Act which appropriated $3,000,000 per state and territory to develop a system similar to Michigan. Dr. Post has also been funded by Medicaid to derive estimates of various types of abuse and disabilities. Dr. Post worked with Yale New Haven Health Care System to develop an App to screen for disabilities and to provide healthcare providers with a prognostic score of death, admit, and return to the ED at 30 days. This project is listed on AHRQ’s website as one of their successful studies. Dr. Post has been working in information technology or Informatics and violence prevention/intervention for the past 20 years including the first sexual assault surveillance system and a community based violence intervention - - both funded by CDC. Dr. Post is a seasoned researcher who utilizes unique mixed methods studies to address complex problems. Furthermore, she works on a line of research to mobilize Public Will to align with Political Will to reduce violence.

Dr. Post is working on a variety of injury studies. First, related to the opioid crisis, she is working on patterns, hotspots, and spatial heterogeneity of opioid overdose deaths; economic drivers of the opioid epidemic by looking at how pharmaceutical companies incentivizing physicians to write opioid prescriptions, which results in increased prescriptions and overdose deaths; and the social construction of addiction. In the area of aging she is: funded by the Department of Justice to develop an abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation screening tool(Dept of Justice); working with the Vice President for International Relations to link aging researchers from Northwestern with investigators working in similar areas in Israel, Hong Kong, and Singapore; and helping the Mayer-Rothschild Foundation to develop a measure of excellence in Long-Term Care facilities. Finally, Dr. Post is examining adverse health outcomes of food insecurity and how they result in human right's violations.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Michigan State University

… → 1999

Research interests

  • Aging
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Eldercare
  • Epidemiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Global Health
  • Health Communications
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Economics
  • Health Policy
  • Injury Prevention
  • International Health
  • Public Policy
  • Violence Prevention

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Elder Abuse Medicine & Life Sciences
abuse Social Sciences
Nursing Homes Medicine & Life Sciences
nursing home Social Sciences
neglect Social Sciences
Emergency Medicine Medicine & Life Sciences
family member Social Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences

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Grants 2017 2024

Cluster Analysis
Rural economy
Farm income
Small farmers
Agricultural prices
Hospital Emergency Service
Randomized Controlled Trials
Patient Care

Research Output 2002 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Bolstering gun injury surveillance accuracy using capture–recapture methods

Post, L. A., Balsen, Z., Spano, R. & Vaca, F. E., Aug 15 2019, In : Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 42, 4, p. 674-680 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Information Storage and Retrieval
Wounds and Injuries
Government Agencies
Law Enforcement

Political will and public will for climate-smart agriculture in Senegal: Opportunities for agricultural transformation

Raile, E. D., Young, L. M., Sarr, A., Mbaye, S., Raile, A. N. W., Wooldridge, L., Sanogo, D. & Post, L. A., May 14 2019, In : Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies. 9, 1, p. 44-62 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Agriculture in Shifting Climates: The Configuration and Ripeness of Problem Understandings in Uganda and Senegal

Raile, E. D., Young, L. M., Bonabana-Wabbi, J., Kirinya, J., Mbaye, S., Wooldridge, L., Raile, A. N. W. & Post, L. A., Mar 2018, In : Review of Policy Research. 35, 2, p. 302-325 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Analysis and action: The political will and public will approach

Raile, A. N. W., Raile, E. D. & Post, L. A., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Action Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

public policy
Social Problems
social change
research approach

Fingerprint-based background checks for personal care workers: Stakeholder views of policy criteria

Raile, E. D., Swierenga, S. J., Dennis, T. A., Swanson-Aprill, L. A., Post, L. A. & Abujarad, F., Jun 24 2018, In : Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. 30, 1, p. 75-92 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

decision maker
pilot project