Dr. Hoffman is a health services researcher with interests in older adult health and the Medicare program. He teaches a course on health policy and health program planning, implementation, and evaluation, and has guest lectured on health care financing to graduate level students. He has also mentored graduate students in the School of Nursing.
Dr. Hoffman’s research focuses on older adults falls, informal and formal caregiving, and hospital readmissions. His work on falls assesses how different research methodologies impact fall prevalence and Medicare expenditure estimates and how caregiving reduces fall risk among disabled and cognitively impaired older adults. His work has been published in leading journals such as Medical Care, Health Services Research, and The Gerontologist. Dr. Hoffman is also interested in examining peer effects on health outcomes in spousal households, with implications for care management approaches for older adults.
Hoffman GJ, Hoffman JR, (in press) "Cost-Sharing Isn’t the Answer - The Overwhelming Case Against ‘Skin in the Game.’” Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine.
Hoffman GJ, Hays RD, Wallace SP, Shapiro MF, Yakusheva O, Ettner SL. Receipt of Caregiving and Fall Risk in US Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Med. Care. 2016;55(4):371-378.
Hoffman, G. J., Hays, R. D., Shapiro, M. F., Wallace, S. P., & Ettner, S. L. (2016). The costs of fall-related injuries among older adults: Annual per-faller, service component, and patient out-of-pocket costs. Health Services Research.
Hoffman, G. J., Hays, R. D., Shapiro, M. F., Wallace, S. P., & Ettner, S. L. (2016). Claims-based identification methods and the cost of fall-related injuries among US older adults. Medical Care, 54(7), 664-671.
Hoffman, G. J., & Rodriguez, H. P. (2015). Examining contextual influences on fall-related injuries among older adults for population health management. Popul Health Manag, 18(6), 437-448.