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Nadine Reibling

(Germany) Research Fellow Mannheim Centre for European Social Research University of Mannheim

Harkness Project: The Patient-Centered Medical Home: Tackling Health Inequalities Through Primary Care

Placement: Harvard School of Public Health

Mentor: Meredith B. Rosenthal, Ph.D., professor of health economics and policy, Harvard School of Public Health

Biography at time of Harkness Fellowship: Nadine Reibling, a 2012-13 German Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, is a doctoral fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research at the University of Mannheim. Reibling’s research interests are comparative health systems, welfare state attitudes, health inequalities, and quality of life in old age. Reibling was a visiting scholar in 2011 at the Centre for Global Health and Inequality at the University of Amsterdam. She also spent time as a visiting scholar at Boston University in 2009. For her doctoral research, Reibling won the European Network for Social Policy Analysis/Journal of European Social Policy Doctoral Researcher Prize in 2009, as well as the most prestigious Ph.D. merit scholarship in Germany from the German National Academic Foundation. Reibling is currently working on her Ph.D. at the University of Manheim in Germany, where her thesis examines the role of the health care system in international health inequalities by comparing 23 OECD countries.

Current Project Abstract: Reibling's Harkness project will analyze data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey in the U.S. and the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Germany to assess which aspects of the patient-centered medical home model—such as accessibility, continuity, coordination, patient-centeredness─are most important in reducing racial and socioeconomic disparities in health and health care. Interviews with senior government officials, provider organizations, and key experts will be used to further understand the mechanisms through which primary care and medical homes can address the needs of disadvantaged populations and improve health care and outcomes.

Career Activity Since Fellowship:

  • Research Fellow, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, University of Mannheim

Current Positions: (updated 07/2017)

  • Researcher, Department of Social Sciences, Universität Siegen

Email: [email protected]

Harkness-Related Publications:

N. Reibling, and M. Rosenthal, “The (Missed) Potential of the Patient-centered Medical Home for Disparities,” Medical Care, 2016.