Melony E. Sorbero

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Policy Researcher
Pittsburgh Office


Ph.D. in health services research and policy, and M.P.H., University of Rochester School of Medicine; M.S. in public policy analysis, University of Rochester

Media Resources

This researcher is available for interviews.

To arrange an interview, contact the RAND Office of Media Relations at (310) 451-6913, or email

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Recent Projects

  • Quality of life after treatment for breast cancer
  • Socioeconomic and racial differences in breast cancer treatment
  • Physician and hospital pay for performance

Selected Publications

Jennifer J. Griggs et al., "Social and Racial Differences in Selection of Breast Cancer Adjuvant Chemotherapy Regimens," Journal of Clinical Oncology, 25(18), 2007

Nahed O. ElHassan et al., "Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Palivizumab in Premature Infants Without Chronic Lung Disease," Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 160(10), 2006

Jennifer J. Griggs et al., "Effect of Patient Socioeconomic Status and Body Mass Index on the Quality of Breast Cancer Adjuvant Chemotherapy," Journal of Clinical Oncology [Epub Dec 11, 2006

Jennifer J. Griggs et al., "Vitality, Mental Health, and Satisfaction with Information after Breast Cancer," Patient Education and Counseling, 2006

Melony E. S. Sorbero et al., "The Effect of Capitation on Switching Primary Care Physicians," Health Services Research, 38(1), 1