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Daniel Z. Louis,

Contact Dr. Louis

1015 Walnut Street
Suite 319, Curtis Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-6959
(215) 923-6939 fax

University Appointment

Managing Director
Center for Research in Medical Educaton and Health Care

Research and Clinical Interests

Health services research. Development and application of patient classification systems and measurement of disease severity. Analysis of issues of quality and cost of health care.

Daniel Z. Louis is a Research Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Managing Director of the Center. He is one of the developers of the Disease Staging system used in the evaluation of severity of illness in the U.S. and internationally to assess quality and costs of health care. Mr. Louis is principal investigator of a series of collaborative projects with the Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy, and the Parma, Italy Local Health Authority which is using a large population-based database to address a variety of issues relating to organization, financing, and quality of care. Mr. Louis lectures on Health Policy as a part of the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course for first year medical students, and in the Gateway to Internship course for fourth year medical students, and lectures at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, as part of their Master’s Program in Health Administration and the University of Pisa, Italy, faculty of economics.  Mr. Louis is a reviewer for the Annals of Internal Medicine and Medical Care and a member of the editorial board of the Jefferson Health Policy Newsletter.