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Edwin Wong

Research Associate Professor, Health Services

Core Investigator
Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System


PhD   University of Washington, 2010   (Economics)
MA   University of Washington, 2008   (Economics)
BS   Texas Christian University, 2004   (Computer Science)

Contact Info


VA Puget Sound Health Care System
1660 S. Columbian Way
HSR&D MS S-152
Seattle, WA 98108

voice:   206-227-4703
fax:   206-764-2587

Health economics; applied microeconometrics; impact of policy interventions on veterans' healthcare; comparative effectiveness research; cost-effectiveness analysis

Hernandez SE, Sylling PW, Mor MK, Fine MJ, Nelson KM, Wong ES, Liu CF, Batten AJ, Fihn SD, Hebert PL. Developing an Algorithm for Combining Race and Ethnicity Data Sources in the Veterans Health Administration. Mil Med. 2019 Oct 11. pii: usz322. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usz322. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 31603222

Chang ET, Piegari R, Wong ES, Rosland AM, Fihn SD, Vijan S, Yoon J. Which patients are persistently high-risk for hospitalization? Am J Manag Care. 2019 Sep 1;25(9):e274-e281.  PMID: 31518099

Augustine MR, Nelson KM, Fihn SD, Wong ES. Patient-Reported Access in the Patient-Centered Medical Home and Avoidable Hospitalizations: an Observational Analysis of the Veterans Health Administration. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jun 3. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05060-0. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 31161568    PMCID: PMC6667567
PubMed Central

Wong ES, Maciejewski ML, Hebert PL, Reddy A, Liu CF. Predicting Primary Care Use Among Patients in a Large Integrated Health System: The Role of Patient Experience Measures. Med Care. 2019 Aug;57(8):608-614. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001155.  PMID: 31295190

Augustine MR, Nelson KM, Wong ES. Low and Higher Wage Workers Report No Differences in Four Barriers to Primary Care Access. Popul Health Manag. 2019 Jul 9. doi: 10.1089/pop.2019.0028. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 31287772

Member, thesis committee for Linnaea Schuttner
Association of the Implementation of the Patient-Centered Medical Home with Quality of Life and health Outcomes in Patients with Multimorbidity

Chair, thesis committee for Matthew Augustine
Low Wage Workers and Barriers to Timely Primary Care

Chair, thesis committee for Michelle Martinez
A combined analysis of two RCTs evaluating the effect of MBSR on self-reported emotional experience and physiological symptoms among Veterans with trauma histories

Digital treatments for opioids and other substance use disorders (DIGITS) in primary care: A hybrid type-III implementation trial
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
PI:   Wong           Dates:    4/1/2019 - 3/31/2024