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Lauren H. Nicholas, Ph.D.

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  • Joint Appointment in Oncology

Research Interests

Surgery; end-of-life care.



  • Joint Appointment in Oncology
  • Joint Appointment in Surgery

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • Ph.D.; Columbia University in the City of New York (New York) (2008)
  • B.A.; Cornell University (New York) (2002)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trials

Learn more about clinical trials at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Selected Publications

Nicholas LH, Langa KM, Iwashyna TJ, Weir DR (2011).  Regional Variation in the Association Between Advance Directives and End-of-Life Medicare Expenditures, JAMA, 306(13): 1447 - 1453.

Nicholas LH, Osborne NH, Birkmeyer JD, Dimick JB (2010). Hospital Process Compliance and Surgical Outcomes in Medicare Beneficiaries, Archives of Surgery, 145(10): 999 – 1004.

Dimick JB, Nicholas LH, Thumma, J, Ryan AR, Birkmeyer JD (2013).  Complications Following  Bariatric Procedures Before vs. After Implementation of National Policy Restricting Coverage to Centers of Excellence, JAMA, 309(8): 792 - 799.

McInerney M, Mellor J, Nicholas LH.  (2013). Recession Depression? Mental Health Effects of the     2008 Stock Market Crash.  Journal of Health Economics, 32(6): 1090–1104.

Nicholas LH, Dimick JB, Iwashyna TJ (2011).  Do Hospitals Alter Patient Care Effort Allocations Under Pay-for-Performance?  Health Services Research.  46(1 part I): 61–81.

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