Gerry Fairbrother, PhD

Adjunct Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-0189

Fax: 513-636-0171


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Children’s coverage access; quality of care for vulnerable population; immunization delivery; health information technology (HIT)


Gerry Fairbrother, PhD, is a senior fellow at Academy Health and an adjunct professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Fairbrother ‘s research areas include measuring quality of care, impact of churning in Medicaid and CHIP on measurement of quality. She is currently an evaluator for one of the CHIPRA demonstration projects (in Colorado and New Mexico) and as such is examining the impact of an improvement intervention on four core quality measures. She is also currently the evaluator on a Beacon Communities project, examining the impact of the health information technology on performance on selected asthma measures. She is currently on the technical assistance faculty for the National Association of State Health Policy. Dr. Fairbrother has led investigations on gaps and patterns of enrollment in child health insurance, barriers and cost to enroll in these programs, impact of Medicaid managed care on preventive screening for children, and impact of financial incentives on physician behavior.

Education and Training

PhD: The Johns Hopkins University, 1971.

BS: University of Maryland, 1965.


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Evaluation of Colorado/New Mexico CHIPRA. Principal Investigator. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 2010 - 2015.