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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

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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