Public Health Focus/Interests:
Dr. Tao is an epidemiologist with 15+ years’ experiences working in public health agency and healthcare industry. She has strong interests in chronic disease control and prevention, health policy and healthcare data analytics.
Doctor of Philosophy, Nutrition, 2005
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Public Health Courses Taught:
HM 889: Applied Epidemiologic Methods for Public Health Practitioners
Population health management
Healthcare data analytics
Nutrition and chronic disease epidemiology
Professional Activities or Current Research:
Dr. Tao currently provides analytics consulting to physician practices, health systems, hospitals and accountable care organizations (ACOs). The US healthcare system is shifting away from traditional fee-for-service model to value-based healthcare. Dr. Tao is focusing on analytics as an enabler for providers to achieve success in this transformation journey.
Recent Publications, Presentations:
Chang H, Chung H, Tao M, Luo Z, Holtrop JS. A comparison of Care Management Delivery Models on the Trajectories of Medical Costs among Patients with Chronic Diseases: Four-year Follow-up Results. Health Serv Outcomes Res Method (2016) 16: 234
Luo Z, Chen Q, Annis AM, Piatt G, Green LA, Tao M, Holtrop JS. A Comparison of Health Plan- and Provider-Delivered Chronic Care Management Models on Patient Clinical Outcomes. J Gen Intern Med.2016 Mar 7.
Emeott AA, Tao M, Chang H-C, Luo Z, Holtrop JS. Comparison of Provider and Plan-based Targeting Strategies for Disease Management. Am J Manag Care.2015 May;21(5):344-51.
Tao M, Rangarajan K, Paustian ML, Wasilevich EA, El Reda DK. Dialing in: effect of telephonic wellness coaching on weight loss. Am J Manag Care. 2014 Feb;20(2):e35-42