Beth Virnig

MPC Primary Research Areas

I am a widely published author of studies examining access to health care and use and outcomes of that care. I examine how health care is influenced by patients, providers, and markets. My research on the elderly in the Medicare program focuses on cancer surveillance and care, Medicare managed care, and end-of-life care.

I am also the director of the Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC), which is funded by a contract from CMS to provide free assistance to academic, government, and nonprofit researchers interested in using Medicare or Medicaid data for their research.