Hongdao Meng, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Hongdao Meng, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Description of Research Interests

My research focuses on examining the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of innovative interventions to improve patient outcomes among individuals with chronic diseases in both clinical and community settings. I have been part of a multidisciplinary research team that evaluated the Primary and Consumer-Directed Care Demonstration, funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Demonstration is the first community-based disease management program tested among high-risk Medicare beneficiaries by CMS. In addition, I have developed the core evidence-based algorithm behind a consumer-friendly senior needs assessment and service mapping technology in collaboration with USF researchers (Drs. Dobbs & Hyer) and a leading internet information provider. The tool has now been used by thousands of consumers for care planning and referral (http://www.yearsahead.com/). More recently, I have been conducting health economic and outcomes research studies of psychological interventions for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, cancer, and PTSD.


2016-                     Home Health Care Services Quarterly

Editorial Board

2010 - 2016           Home Health Care Services Quarterly
2016-                     American Journal of Health Promotion
2013-                     American Journal of Health Promotion

Editorial Activities

Editor, Home Health Care Services Quarterly, Taylor & Francis

Editorial Board, American Journal of Health Promotion, China Health Review

Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Rural Health, American Journal of Health Promotion, Journal of Aging and Health, Health Policy, Medical Care, Gerontologist, American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, BMC Geriatrics, Nutrition, Quality of Life Research, Pediatrics, PLOS One, Psychological Medicine, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Public Health Nutrition, Medical Education, International Journal of Neurology, BMC Oncology, Nutrients, Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health

Selected Publications

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Classes Taught

GEY 4475 Program Evaluation

GEY 4635 Business Management

GEY 4507 Policies and Practices of Long Term Care

GEY 5630 Economics of Aging

GEY 6450 Gerontological Research and Planning

GEY 6934 Statistical Modeling in Policy Research

GEY 7622 Ph.D. Seminar on Health Policy & the Elderly

GEY 7623 Social and Health Issues in Aging